chasingBOLT #7: Why Are Jamaican Runners So Fast?

It's quite remarkable that a country of 3 million people consistently produces the fastest athletes in the world. Usain Bolt's record-setting performances in the 100m and 200m were complemented by a Jamaican sweep in the women's 100m. And we still have the relays to go! There are several reasons Jamaicans are fast. Here's one: track & field is THE sport in Jamaica. Watch this video of the high school championships; no other country goes this crazy over track & field. See more videos, articles, and photos at