1. Last night Usain Bolt regained his world 100m title in Moscow, with a time of 9.77 seconds.
2. Just after he crossed the line, this auspicious photo was taken.
3. Sporting triumph echoed by an apparent sign from God? No big deal.
4. All in a day’s work for the fastest man on earth.
UPDATE: The photographer, Olivier Morin, has explained how he got the shot on the AFP blog:
Let’s be honest: the only things I was able to control were the framing of the shot and when to hit the remote-controlled trigger. The flash of lightning -– well, of course that can’t be planned, even if the stormy sky had been rumbling for 20 minutes and all of us photographers were trying to capture a lightning bolt.
This was, I think, a once-in-a-lifetime moment. In my 25 years as a photographer I’ve never had an uncontrollable external element make a photo like this, and I imagine if I tried again for a similar result for the next 50 years, it wouldn’t happen again. So, I only really give myself credit for one percent of this picture!