Could This Be The Next Usain Bolt?

Amna Shoaib
On Thursday, a 19-year-old came mighty close to breaking Bolt’s all-time record and stripping him of his title.

Usian Bolt is just barely hanging onto his title of "Lightning Bolt" as newer, younger contenders prove their mettle on the racing track.

Bolt’s best 100-meter time this uneventful season is 10.12 seconds in comparison with 19-year-old Trayvon Bromell’s wind aided 9.84(+1.3)  seconds at the USATF Outdoor Championships in Oregon on Thursday.

Bromell followed this by finishing second in Friday’s final, thus becoming the first U.S. teen to qualify for the world championship in the men’s 100 meters.

Bromell was taken aback when he found out his speed once the race was over.

"I'm really surprised by my time because when I slowed it down, I didn't think I was going to run that fast," Bromell told the USATF website. "This is crazy. I wasn't planning on running that fast in prelims."

All is not lost, even for Bolt, whose record of 9.58 seconds at the 2009 world championships remains unsurpassed.

But needless to say, he needs to keep an eye on his back – there's a new runner in competition who might just pass him by.