UK: When Harry met Usain - Prince leaves world’s fastest man in his wake
UK: Usain Bolt was beaten in a race by Prince Harry who left the fastest man in the world behind in a cloud of dust.
Harry, who completed his Apache flight training at Wattisham, flashed through the finishing line arms held aloft as the Jamaican looked on bemused and with his hands on his hips.
But the historic win owed more to the royal jumping the gun and starting when the Olympic 100-metre champion was not looking than raw speed.
Bolt, 25, immediately called for a rematch against the third-in-line to the throne who side-stepped the issue.
The Jamaican sprinter, who lined up against the prince when the pair met at the athlete’s training track in Kingston, said: “He cheated, I said we would have a rematch in London 2012 and Harry said ‘I’m busy’.”
He went on to praise the Queen’s grandson, visiting Jamaica to mark her Diamond Jubilee: “He’s cool, very down to earth.
“When you meet dignitaries you think it will be difficult but he just wanted to laugh - it was an honour and a pleasure to meet him.
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“I’m still the fastest man in the world so he has a long way to go.”
The pair struck Bolt’s famous pointing pose as they larked around during the visit.