WATCH: Usain Bolt’s first 100m World Record at the New York City Grand Prix in 2008

On May 31, 2008 at the Reebok Grand Prix in New York Usain Bolt ran 9.72, establishing a new world record in the 100m breaking the 9.74-second record of fellow Jamaican, Asafa Powell. He would break that record later that year running 9.69 seconds in at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.