WATCH: When Usain Bolt Finally Revealed The Secret Behind His Insane Speed

Published 10/05/2021, 2:35 PM EDT
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 19: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning the Men’s 4 x 100m Relay Final on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)


Jamaican star, Usain Bolt needs no introduction. Having competed in the track and field for over 16 years, the 35-year-old successfully bagged several accolades to his name. However, after bidding goodbye to his track career, Bolt pursued his interest in other fields. Be it fashion, football, or even producing his first reggae album, the Olympic legend has done it all.

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Notably, Bolt also has a soft spot for animals and has adopted the world’s fastest animal, the Cheetah. However, he is quite the prankster as well. Reliving one of his iconic videos, Bolt released footage of the time he almost revealed the secret to his pace.

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BEIJING, CHINA – AUGUST 27: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning gold in the Men’s 200 metres final during day six of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 27, 2015, in Beijing, China. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

How does Usain Bolt run so fast?

Deservingly well, the track star is nicknamed ‘Lightning Bolt,’ courtesy of his speed. Recently, Bolt tweeted a throwback video of an interview where he was asked the secret behind his incredible speed. The Jamaican legend started off by saying, “I get that question a lot but, today I’ll definitely tell you. The reason why I’m so fast is…,” but the mic got disconnected at just about the right time.

Well, that was a very clever piece of work. Bolt seemed to have answered the question enthusiastically, but when he got to know that the mic wasn’t working, he was evidently upset. Safe to say, not just a good sprinter, Bolt is an exceptional actor as well.

Stunning performances by Bolt

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Over the course of time, Bolt has bagged 8 Olympic gold medals and has won the World Championship a remarkable 11 times. Putting in a tremendous amount of blood and sweat, he has claimed innumerable titles under his belt, making his nation proud.

Even though the Jamaican made world records of 100m, 200m, and 4x100m, he has always been a humble personality. From smiling with competitors in the middle of a race, to cutting short his interview to pay respects to the American national anthem, Bolt’s gestures won hearts repeatedly.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 17: Andre de Grasse of Canada (L) and Usain Bolt of Jamaica (C) react as they compete in the Men’s 200m Semifinals on Day 12 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Indeed, Bolt is a dynamic personality and definitely an asset to the sporting community.

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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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