Sundays 8pm to 11pm on Radio 2

New Episodes at CBC Music

New Episodes at CBC Music

Need more Strombo Show? Head over to our page on CBC Music for new episodes, playlists and video extras.

CBC Music Past Shows



News Promo
VIDEO OF THE DAY: How Fast Is Usain Bolt (Versus Everyone Ever)?
August 7, 2012
submit to reddit

Usain Bolt is now the first man since Carl Lewis to win back-to-back Olympic 100-metre titles. And he did it quickly: Bolt won gold in an incredible 9.63 seconds. If you feel like Olympic runners have been getting faster and faster over the years, you might be right, as this video from proves.

It compares Olympic runners' winning times over the years, and then compares those times to young athletes of today. It seems that with advances in health and technology, human beings are able to run faster today than they could back in 1896. Check out the fascinating comparison below:

Usain's been all over the news these last few days, for obvious reasons - today, it emerged that he wants to try out for Manchester United, and that he will in fact get that chance. The English Premier League soccer club announced that they will give him a "trial".

And he's not just making moves in sports. Here's a video of him spinning some records for a crowd in Paris:

But alongside all his extra-curricular activities, Bolt still represents for the Olympic spirit. Here he is with Wenlock, the London 2012 mascot:


Related stories on

World Record Marathon Run Doesn't Count


Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Submission Policy

Note: The CBC does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that comments are moderated and published according to our submission guidelines.