Approaching these Olympic Games, a sprinter was starting to emerge as a real force to be reckoned with. His name was Usain Bolt, a 21-year-old Jamaican man who, in the build-up to the Games, broke the 100m world record.
Everyone was looking forward to perhaps the greatest 100m sprint ever in Beijing, consisting of Bolt, Tyson Gaye, and Asafa Powell.
What they got was the greatest 100m performance ever. Bolt had impressed in the heats, and was expected to win the gold. But no one could've quite predicted the brilliance of the run.
He literally ran 80 metres and then celebrated for the last 20. If you haven't seen it yet, you really need to. Not only did Bolt become the gold medalist by a great distance, seemingly without trying, but he also became the fastest 100m sprinter in history.
The world was in awe. We had never seen the likes of Usain "Lightning" Bolt before. But his Olympic games were not over.
Today he took part in the 200m final. Great things were expected, and some even predicted Michael Johnson's world record could be under threat. This is the same world record which experts said may never be broken. It was the best 200m performance of all time.
The key word there is "was."
Usain Bolt got a great start, and within 10 strides was past the man on his outside. When he got onto the final straight it was obvious he had won by a long way.
But unlike the 100m he didn't showboat, he kept on going. He wanted to achieve the impossible. He wanted to break Michael Johnson's world record.
He crossed the line and looked up at the screen to see the time: 19.30. He had beaten Johnson's record by 0.02 seconds. He was the fastest man in the history of humankind in both the 100m and the 200m.
What made this world record even more impressive was the fact that he was running into a headwind. Just imagine how fast he could have been if the wind had been behind him. It's scary to think of.
"Lightning" Bolt has struck twice and taken these Olympics by storm. I can think of few better people than Bolt to write my 100th article on. He is already an Olympic legend.
Well done, Usain Bolt. You are the fastest human to have set foot on this earth.