If there is one man that epitomises the sport itself it is the Jamaican.
Usain Bolt is a once in a generation athlete, his talent is undeniable and his athletic ability makes him an anomaly.
Couple the talent with the brash showmanship of the sprinter and you have the most entertaining elite athlete ever. Beijing and London were conquered and he is two thirds of the way there in Brazil.
The fact that people all over the world recognise the man when he steps out on track shows that he is the face of sport, the poster boy of athletics.
The 100 metres and 200 metres were slow but even then watching Bolt was a joy, his distinctive running style and his ability to overcome what is considered a slow start is something even more unique about the Jamaican runner.
The ninth gold medal beckons for Bolt and his reign as Olympic champion can be confirmed.
I fail to see Bolt being matched for sheer dominance in one sport and no matter what happens tonight in the relay, Bolt has achieved sporting immortality.