Prince Harry Just Challenged Usain Bolt, 'Fastest Man Alive', To Race

On Twitter, Prince Harry raised the stakes Sunday by challenging Olympic champion Usain Bolt to a race in honor of the runner's 30th birthday.

Prince Harry and Usain Bolt racing in 2012. Reuters

Prince Harry hilariously challenged Jamaican super-sprinter Usain Bolt to a race on Sunday, the final day of the Rio Olympics and Bolt’s birthday.

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.”

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.



Photo credit: Twitter, @KensingtonRoyal

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