Record-breaking sprinter who earned the nickname "Lightning Bolt" and became the first man to win gold in the 100 meter event at three separate Olympics in 2008, 2012 and 2016. In total he's earned eight career Olympic gold medals in the 100 meter, 200 meter and 4x100 meter relay events.
His high school cricket coach urged him to pursue a career in track and field.
He became the first athlete to be named IAAF World Athlete of the Year five times, earning the distinction in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
He grew up in small town Trelawny, Jamaica with his parents Wellesley and Jennifer, as well as his brother and sister, Sadiki and Sherine.
He beat out American sprinter Michael Johnson's world record in the 200 meter event.