WATCH: How Does Olympic Legend Usain Bolt Match Up Against A Metro Train?

Published 10/02/2021, 11:19 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 11: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after crossing the finish line ahead of Ryan Bailey of the United States to win gold and set a new world record of 36.84 during the Men’s 4 x 100m Relay Final on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 11, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)


Usain Bolt, the GOAT of sprinting, seems to have found a new competitor. The 35-year-old is a former track and field athlete. While professionally competing, Bolt usually used to only take part in three major events, namely the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m relay. With tremendous hard work and dedication, he created world records in all these three events.

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The Jamaican made sprinting look effortless and was the fastest man on the planet for over a decade. Achieving a grand total of 8 Olympic gold medals, he earned the nickname of “Lightning Bolt”.

Not only this, but he was also the World Champion, 11 times in a row, and became the epitome of consistency as well as greatness in the field of athletes. With more and more feats over the course of 16 years, Bolt became an iconic figure for athletes to seek inspiration from.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 18: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the Men’s 200m Final on Day 13 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 18, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Bolt has found new competition

Having to compete against the world’s most difficult competitors was perhaps too mainstream for the legendary Bolt. So, he decided to up the ante and compete against something completely different.

In a recent video, Bolt was seen running against a metro. Moreover, he was warming himself up to compete against the train in front of a huge audience, awaiting the results.

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Just like all the athletes stand on the starting line together, Bolt and the metro were standing on a starting line, waiting for the starters to give a green light. Apparently, both took a standing start, and the competition was on!

Bolt started the race slowly and picked up the pace as he looked back to see the metro approaching. Turning towards the crowd, Bolt opened up his arms and asked for a cheer. Approaching the finishing line first, the Jamaican won the race in high spirits.

The dynamic Usain Bolt

Striving forward in his career, the Jamaican has bagged a number of previous titles and laurels. With every new season and tournament, he has given incredible performances. Be it in the field of his expertise-track or be it his other passions such as football, Bolt has always displayed an amazing level of zeal towards the very spirit of participating and giving his best.

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Furthermore, other than performing 100m and 200m under 10seconds and 20 seconds respectively, the iconic athlete has much more to him. He entails all the qualities that a top athlete should have, such as showing respect to other countries during the national anthem or be it exchanging a smile with another competitor while running alongside to show gratitude.

Indeed, he’s a legend.

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Divya Chaturvedi

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Divya Chaturvedi is an Olympic Athletics author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing her Under Graduate degree in Psychology from the University of Delhi. She's also an internationally recognized athlete, specializing in Shot Put and Discus, representing India at the International Children's Games held in Australia has been one of the biggest feats in her endeavor so far. Having participated in The Road to Wimbledon and representing the state several times, she bagged a number of titles for the same.

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