New Evidence: Usain Bolt ran the 100m in 8.59 seconds

In a surprising turn of events, it has transpired that Usain Bolt successfully ran the 100m in 8.59 seconds at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin. The error, reported around the world for over a decade, recently came to light when it turned out the official timekeeper mistakenly pressed the stop watch to early.

“I am delighted to be the first person to run the 100m in less than nine seconds” said a delighted Usain at a recent appearance in Manchester to promote Bolt, his new aftershave.

Usain famously won the 2008 Olympic final despite running the full race with his shoelaces untied. He has since played professional football in Australia, and now works as a motivational speaker and athletics coach.

A representative from the World Championships was unavailable for comment.