Barry sprinted after it, only to run straight past it as if it had been standing still.
He is also a Legacy Hero of the original The Flash Jay Garrick and his three predecessors Wally West, Wally West II, Bart Allen. However, in actuality, he had been born healthy, but given to another family, the Thawnes, whose child had died during birth.
Barry Allen and a twin brother were born two weeks late, to Henry and Nora Allen in the small midwestern town of Fallville, Iowa. The lateness of Barry's birth only foreshadowed his bad habit of always being late.
Barry grew up reading the adventures of his favorite superhero, Jay Garrick, the original Flash and acted many of his hero's adventures out with his friend and future actress, Daphne Dean.
When he was a child, his mother was killed and his father was convicted of the crime.
Because of this, he developed a fear of roller-coasters, a fear that he didn't get rid of until much later in his life.