Karnataka Man Covers 100 Meters Run in 9.55 Sec, Breaks Usain Bolt's Record
GUWAHATI: A Karnataka man was compared with Usain Bolt after he ran the traditional buffalo race, Kambala and covered 142.50 meters in just 13.62 seconds.
Srinivasa Gowda, 28, took the internet by storm after a video of him running in a slushy field went viral on social media.
The timing was enough to make Gowda the fastest runner in the history of the sport, breaking a 30-year-old record.
Netizens also compared it with Bolt's world record sprint of 100 meters in 9.58 seconds.
People even calculated what his speed would have been for 100 meters. It turned out to be just 9.55 seconds, .03 seconds faster than Bolt’s record.
Gowda reacted to the response he is getting and told the media that he was surprised by the amazing response.
He expressed his love for Kambala and went on to give the credit to his buffalos
Kambala is an ancient, traditional Buffalo race in muddy or slushy paddy fields of Mangalore and Udupi regions of Karnataka.
(L) Usain Bolt (R) Srinivasa Gowda