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Weird Usain Bolt facts

Published:Friday | June 12, 2015 | 5:01 PM
Usain Bolt

As 'Sprint King' Usain Bolt gets ready to make a return to New York at today's IAAF Diamond League meet, we take a look at some of the lesser known facts about the Jamaican superstar.


1) Usain Bolt can outrun a dinosaur. Yes, that's right. The Jamaican's top speed was clocked at 30mph with a T-Rex maxing out at around 18mph. #CarSpeed

2) Bolt broke his own 100m world record at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, running 9.69 seconds with an untied shoe lace. #Rogue

3) Bolt hasn't grown much since his teenage years. At 15, the Jamaican sprinter was roughly the same height he is today, 6' 5". #Tower

4) The fastest man on Earth owns the fastest pet on Earth. Bolt adopted a pet Cheetah in 2009, calling him 'Lightning Bolt' - what else would he call it? #Cheetah

5) Bolt finished last in the 200m final at the 2005 World Championships. #LastPlaceBolt

6) Bolt even has his own iPhone app. #ThereIsAnAppForThat