RIO DE JANEIRO — Usain Bolt won a record third consecutive Olympic gold medal in the 100 meters on Sunday night, and might have posed for one of the greatest sports photos ever taken along the way.
Photographer Cameron Spencer captured this moment in Bolt’s semifinal heat as the sprinter glanced back and smiled at the rest of the field as it struggled to keep up with him.
He went on to win the final in 9.81 seconds.
It’s not the first time Bolt has been captured in an incredible photo. At the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow, photographer Oliver Morin captured an amazing photo of Bolt sprinting just as lightning flashed above the stadium.
Bolt is attempting to win a “triple-triple” — gold medals in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 4×100 meter relay at three straight Olympics.
Twitter had some fun with Bolt’s latest epic picture.