Sport: Track and Field The current 100-meter sprint world champion, Blake, 22, is nicknamed The Beast because of the way he throws himself into torturous workouts and for his 13 gold medals in international championships. When he bested the world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, not once but twice at Jamaica's Olympic trials, the sporting world stood up and took notice. Still, Blake has set the bar extremely high for himself. "I'm 'The Beast,' right?" he told the Washington Post in June. "I don't expect anybody to be beside me."