From his insomnia to his hatred of training, this is a riveting, revelatory look at Usain Bolt as he heads to the blocks for the last time
Sports stars always want to be remembered as the greatest in their game. This week, though, Usain Bolt prepares not just to run for gold in the final race of his career: he also stars in what might just be the greatest sporting documentary of all time.
As soon as it leaves the blocks, I Am Bolt, made by British filmmakers Benjamin and Gabe Turner, looks to have it locked down. Until now, it’s been a toss up between Asif Kapadia’s Senna (2010), a recreation of the weekend Ayrton Senna was killed in the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, and When We Were Kings (1996) by Leon Gast, an account of Muhammad Ali’s Rumble in the Jungle fight with George Foreman in 1974.