“Let’s face it: Jamaica is having a moment,” said Lee Jasper, a civil rights advocate and one of the organizers of the Splash. “For an island of 2.7 million people, if you look at the sports and the culture and the music, they’re …” He considered for a moment an apt comparison. “Well, they’re the Irish.”
— New York Times on the celebration in the Caribbean neighborhood Brixton of Usain Bolt’s victory. Brixton, which the Times says “is on the way to becoming, for want of a better word, Brooklyn — or at least the Brooklyn of Bushwick and Bedford-Stuyvesant and Fort Greene” is also the former home of Geoff Dyer. Now that it’s becoming hip, maybe this means they’ll soon have some vegan Caribbean bakeries or fancy juice bars a la Miss Lily’s? Anyway, go Usain! Look at him go: here’s a recap of the 100m spring with really weird music that I would have a hard time imagining anyone actually running to.