Here are 16 fast facts about Usain bolt.


1. Usain Bolt runs just a little faster than an elephant but slower than a domestic cat. – Source

2. Before the Beijing Olympics, Usain Bolt ate 100 Chicken McNuggets a day for 10 days straight and won 3 gold medals. – Source

3. Usain Bolt demands his ad shoots to be done in Jamaica to bring money to his country. – Source

4. Humans are capable of running 40 mph according to a study by biomechanical expert Dr. Matthew Bundle. Usain Bolt being the fastest man has a top speed of 28 mph. – Source

5. Usain Bolt has never won a bronze medal in a major competition. He has 16 golds and two silvers to his name. – Source


6. Usain Bolt broke the world record in the 100 meters event with his shoelace undone. – Source

7. Between 2009 and 2015, Usain Bolt won every World Championship and Olympic gold medal in the 100m, 200m, and 4×100m relay — except the 2011 100m World Championship, where he had a false start. – Source

8. Usain Bolt has never run a mile. – Source

9. Usain Bolt received an honorary doctorate from a university in Jamaica, where he is widely referred to as “Doctor Bolt” out of respect. – Source

10. In 2009 Usain Bolt adopted an abandoned cheetah named Lightning. – Source


11. Usain Bolt owns a 3-ton segment of the Berlin Wall. – Source

12. Before Usain Bolt’s first world championship in Jamaica, the expectation from the home crowd had made him so nervous that he had initially put his shoes on the wrong feet. – Source

13. According to the BMI scale, Usain Bolt is considered “overweight”. – Source

14. A horse is capable of 14.9 horsepower. Usain Bolt produced 11.4 horsepower during the100-meterr dash in 2009. – Source

15. Usain Bolt suffers from a spinal disorder known as Scoliosis. – Source

16. It is believed if Usain Bolt competed in the long jump, he could theoretically beat the world record by 1.55 meters. – Source

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