Texas-Born Italian Sprints from Unknown to Bolt’s Successor
At the Tokyo Olympics, Marcell Jacobs is The World's Fastest Man.
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TOKYO (AP) — The 100 meters at the Olympics is the event that turns sprinters into kings: Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis, Usain Bolt. On one of the most unusual nights the sport has ever seen, fans, experts, and even the racers themselves needed a lineup card. The race that has long defined Olympic royalty went to a Texas-born Italian who hadn’t cracked 10 seconds until this year. He’s a 26-year-old whose best days before this…