He’s only 18, but Erriyon Knighton is already one of the fastest men in history. The teenager from Tampa, Florida, was still in high school last year when he ran a 200-meter race in just 19.49 seconds, setting the under-20 junior world record. Jamaica’s Usain Bolt—now considered the fastest man on the planet—had set that record when he was a teen. So naturally, many pundits wonder whether Knighton will eventually break Bolt’s world record. (Bolt set the current record in 2009, when he ran the 200m in 19.19 seconds, at age 22.) Knighton’s off to a good start: In 2021, he became the youngest American track athlete to make the Olympic squad in 57 years. And according to his trainers, he’s a diligent, fearless athlete, seemingly unfazed by fame. Because he’s so young, he has plenty of time to break more records. Still, when asked whether he wants to be the next Bolt, Knighton says he’s more concerned with being the best version of himself. “I didn’t grow up with his name,” he says. “I grew up with my name.”