During the time of slavery pseudo-scientific tests matched white men against slaves in 100-meter sprints. The slaves were beaten, malnourished, and forced to run in chains. Predictably, the wholly unmotivated slaves performed poorly.
It’s little-known that the tests were originally planned somewhat fairly.
That was before time travelers arrived with their own sprinter.
Mr. McGillicuddy, slave-owner and financier of the “scientific” testing, sat in the upper veranda of a ritzy hotel. He growled, “Why didn’t you just arrest these time travelers?”
Mr. Warmbier, wannabe scientist, said, “Couldn’t. They had twenty huge men armed with fast-firing guns. These soldiers called themselves SEALs. Terrifying men!”
“Was the race result that bad? Our sprinter is the fastest man in the state!”
“The time traveler’s free-man made him look like a crippled turtle. I never seen nobody run that fast!”
McGillicuddy face-palmed. “What was this free-man’s name?”
“They called him, Usain Bolt.”
Written for What Pegman Saw: https://whatpegmansaw.com/2017/07/29/cape-town-south-africa/
Usain Bolt: “…is a Jamaican sprinter and currently the fastest human in the world. He is the first person to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since fully automatic time became mandatory. He also holds the world record as a part of the 4 × 100 metres relay. He is the reigning world and Olympic champion in these three events. Because of his unprecedented dominance and achievements in sprint competition, he is widely considered to be the greatest sprinter of all time.”