Latest: News

VIDEO: Prince Harry beats King Usain on the track

Published: Tuesday March 6, 2012 | 10:43 am Comments 0
Britain\'s Prince Harry wins against Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt, seen rear, by making a false start, Tuesday March 6 2012 at a mock race at the University of the West Indies, in Jamaica- (AP Photo/Collin Reid)
Britain's Prince Harry wins against Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt, seen rear, by making a false start, Tuesday March 6 2012 at a mock race at the University of the West Indies, in Jamaica- (AP Photo/Collin Reid)
Britain\'s Prince Harry, right, and Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt run during a mock race in Kingston, Jamaica, Tuesday March 6, 2012.
Britain's Prince Harry, right, and Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt run during a mock race in Kingston, Jamaica, Tuesday March 6, 2012.
Britain\'s Prince Harry, right, and Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt pose for photographers doing Bolt\'s landmark gesture after a mock race in Kingston, Jamaica, Tuesday March 6, 2012- (AP Photo/Collin Reid)
Britain's Prince Harry, right, and Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt pose for photographers doing Bolt's landmark gesture after a mock race in Kingston, Jamaica, Tuesday March 6, 2012- (AP Photo/Collin Reid)
Britain\'s Prince Harry, right, and Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt run during a mock race in Kingston, Jamaica, Tuesday March 6, 2012. The Prince is in Jamaica as part of the Diamond Jubilee tour in honor of Queen Elizabeth II who celebrates 60 years o
Britain's Prince Harry, right, and Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt run during a mock race in Kingston, Jamaica, Tuesday March 6, 2012. The Prince is in Jamaica as part of the Diamond Jubilee tour in honor of Queen Elizabeth II who celebrates 60 years o



Anastasia Cunningham, Senior Gleaner Writer

Prince Harry got the race he wanted with king of sprint Usain Bolt, beating him twice to the finish line at the UWI/Usain Bolt Track in Kingston.


In the first 'race', Prince Harry beat Bolt, while the Jamaican sprinting legend was giving him tips on how to compete. With Bolt's back turned, Prince Harry took off to the finish line, creating laughter among the audience.

In the actual race at the starting blocks Prince Harry sprinted off as fast as he could when the race was called, but Bolt barely moved out of the starting tracks, allowing Harry to win.

The prince's visit to the Usain Bolt's training ground was marked with a jovial atmosphere. The Prince dressed in Jamaican colours, with the word Jamaica emblazoned across his chest interacted with several athletes present.

Prince Harry is currently on a four day tour of Jamaica. He is representing his grandmother, The Queen, who is celebrating her 60th year on the British throne.

anastasia.cunningham@gleanerjm.com

Share |

The comments on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of The Gleaner.
The Gleaner reserves the right not to publish comments that may be deemed libelous, derogatory or indecent. Please keep comments short and precise. A maximum of 8 sentences should be the target. Longer responses/comments should be sent to "Letters of the Editor" using the feedback form provided.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Videos

<

Top Jobs

View all Jobs