On Sunday, in order to wish Bolt congratulatory wishes on his 30th birthday, Harry tweeted that he challenged him to a re-match of their race in Jamaica four years ago. Harry, who is known for his humor and willingness to take on new challenges, is the fifth-in-line to the British throne.
The Olympic gold medalist replied on Twitter Monday morning, “Let’s do it.” At the Rio Olympics which came to a close Sunday, Bolt took first place in the 100-meter, 200-meter and 4 x 100-meter relay—once again securing his place as the “fastest man alive.”
Let's do it. Respect for the bday wishes https://t.co/HS6wGKrD86— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) August 22, 2016
During the prince’s tour of Jamaica in 2012, Harry beat Bolt in a short distance race, albeit Bolt gave him a tremendous head start and jogged slowly to allow the British royal to win.
Watch their 2012 “race” below. Both men clearly have a great sense of humor.
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