s rare that two individuals could have such a profound effect on the course of history and affect the lives of more than half of the world’s population in some way. It is as if their destiny was preordained and twinned for greatness within a span of time stretching over only 12 years.
It Is will say without fear of opposition from multiple critics: No human being alive today will see another Barack Obama or Usain Bolt in their lifetime, as history has confirmed the time for re-creation of such unusual human beings takes multiple decades.
Their separate lives and culture have created different avenues of achievements and some notable similarities along their route to super success. This cannot be by accident, but some superior force must have guided their path. In both cases the unlikely and unthinkable occurred.
What makes their successes more remarkable is the fact they are both men of colour and aspire for greatness at a very early age in their lives. “The colour of your skin is of no significance, unless it guarantees you eternal life; then you would have every right to feel superior to the rest of us”. The greatness of Pele, the late Muhammed Ali, and the world’s greatest swimming star ever Michael Phelps, a white person, can attest to that fact.