This summer, Usain Bolt became the first sprinter ever to complete the triple-triple – winning the 100m, the 200m and the 4x100m relay at three successive Olympic Games. I Am Bolt relives Usain’s superhuman efforts on a race track.
From the title of this article, you may get a little feeling of Déjà vu – but don’t worry, this isn’t a glitch in The Matrix, another documentary surrounding the incredible achievements of Jamaica’s favourite son was released at the end of last month. I Am Bolt is the third film following, covering and reliving Usain’s superhuman efforts on a race track. This summer, he became the first sprinter ever to complete the triple-triple – winning the 100m, the 200m and the 4x100m relay at three successive Olympic Games and was recently named by bwin as the 3rd greatest Olympian of all time.
Many of you will look upon this film as “just another Usain Bolt documentary” and after watching the previous two feature films, it doesn’t exactly whet your appetite to sit through another. However, I Am Bolt has a very different feel to it than its predecessors.
Ever since he shot to fame in the mid-2000s, Usain has been personally recording his antics – both on and off the track. Many of these self-filmed segments are included in the film and they do a fantastic job of highlighting what a jovial, humble and approachable guy Bolt is. They also go a long way to enhancing his reputation as a fun loving party animal, if that notion needed enforcing any further.
I Am Bolt gives the world a glimpse into both the track training and star spangled sides of Usain Bolt’s lifestyle. However, celebrity persona aside, you realise what a down-to-earth guy Bolt really is and how much he cares for his family, friends and entourage, who accompany him on his jet-setting, record breaking adventures. Whether you are a fan of sports, a Bolt follower, or just looking for an entertaining film with a loveable protagonist, then I Am Bolt really is worth the watch.
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