As of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, the current record holder for the fastest 100-meter sprint in athletics is Usain Bolt of Jamaica. Bolt achieved this incredible feat on August 16, 2009, at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin, Germany.
In that race, Bolt displayed his extraordinary speed and athleticism, covering the distance in an astonishing time of 9.58 seconds. This remarkable performance shattered his previous world record of 9.69 seconds, which he had set the previous year at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Bolt's record-breaking run in Berlin was characterized by his exceptional start, powerful acceleration, and incredible stride length. He demonstrated a combination of raw speed, flawless technique, and unwavering composure under pressure, solidifying his status as one of the greatest sprinters in history.
Bolt's electrifying performances not only rewrote the record books but also captivated audiences worldwide and elevated the profile of sprinting as a marquee event in athletics. His world records and unparalleled dominance have left an indelible mark on the sport, and he is widely considered a sporting legend and an inspiration to future generations of sprinters.
It's important to note that athletic records may change over time as new athletes emerge and push the boundaries of human performance. Therefore, it's always a good idea to verify the current record holder beyond my knowledge cutoff date.
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