Usain Bolt made history at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro Sunday night, as the iconic Jamaican sprinter made a late charge to edge out American Justin Gatlin for the gold medal in the 100-meter dash.

Bolt and Gatlin have finished 1-2 on three occasions so far

With a time of 9.81 seconds, Bolt was able to beat out Gatlin’s 9.89-second time, despite having the second-slowest reaction time at 0.155 seconds, and despite Gatlin leading about half of the race. Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse came in third with a time of 9.91 seconds, and took the bronze medal.

What also proved to be interesting, beyond Bolt’s record third straight gold medal and his come-from-behind win, was the fact that he and Gatlin, arguably the two best short-distance sprinters in the world, had finished 1-2 twice before.

Bolt had beaten a second-place Gatlin previously in the 2013 and 2015 world track and field championships.

In addition to all that, Bolt, 29, also became the second-oldest 100-meter gold medal winner in Olympic history. Great Britain’s Linford Christie still holds this record, as he was 32 years old when he won the 100-meter in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

Bolt’s coming from behind made 100-meter a dramatic race at Rio

Bolt has long had a reputation of starting slower than most other sprinters in a field, and Sunday night’s Olympic finalwas no exception. But as he always does, he had built up enough speed to catch up with Gatlin with just 40 meters left. Knowing that the victory was in hand, he celebrated by pointing his thumb at his chest just as he was about to cross the finish line with the win.He then posed with some fans for selfies as he further celebrated his victory, and capped it offby doinghis trademark “To The World Pose,” just like he first did at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Adding to the drama was the fact that Bolt hadn’t run a 100-meter dash since June 30. At that time, he had suffered from left hamstring problems and withdrawn from the Jamaican national championships. He had, however, recovered quickly enough, finding it in him to remind everyone why he’s still the preeminent name in the 100-meter dash.

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