Believe it or not, Prince Harry has achieved the impossible — he has defeated the world’s fastest man in a friendly race in Jamaica.
Wondered how? By out-and-out cheating! When the 27-year-old third-in-line to the British throne challenged Usain Bolt to the race over 30 metres in Kingston, Jamaica, he waited until the 100-metre record-holder’s back was turned, then dashed off down the track.
In fact, Harry bolted out of the blocks on a false start, but raced to the winner’s tape and claimed victory. 25-year-old Bolt was left staring in disbelief, while Harry was so pleased with himself that he threw his arms wide in celebration as he crossed the finish line with a huge grin on his face, the British media reported.
“He cheated. I said we would have a rematch in London 2012 and Harry said ‘I’m busy’. I think he knew that he wouldn’t beat me and he wanted to make sure that he went back to London and (could say) he beat me.
“As I said he was playful and energetic and for me it was wonderful to meet him,” Bolt later was quoted as saying.
Praising the Queen’s grandson, visiting Jamaica to mark her Diamond Jubilee, Bolt said: “He’s cool, very down to earth. When you meet dignitaries you think it’ll be difficult but he just wanted to laugh — it was an honour and a pleasure to meet him. I’m still the fastest man in the world so he has a long way to go.”