Tonight I’ll shoot the men’s hundred meter race, with Usain Bolt favored to retain the title of world’s fastest man. I have worked with a number of sprinters. Below, Carl Lewis at the ’84 Games.
Carl had a bit of an up and down relationship with the press, but I always found him to be a gentleman to work with. In the picture below, I photographed him with all his gold medals (at that time) save the one he buried with his dad.
Gail Devers, was an intense personality both on the track and in front of the lens.
And, at that time, these were the fastest female legs on the planet.
Tonight, who knows? It will be a wire to wire battle. Sports Illustrated is throwing all five shooters at this tonight, with different angles and lens throws. One thing to be sure. It’ll be over quick.
More tk from Rio.