Prince Harry races world’s fastest man
Prince Harry raced world champion runner Usain Bolt - but not without first tricking him through a false start

MANILA, Philippines – Prince Harry of Britain gets the better of champion runner Usain Bolt when on the track at the University of the West Indies. 

The Prince of Britain was in Jamaica to meet Prime Minister Portia Miller as the guest of honor at the King’s House. 

Before meeting with the Jamaican Prime Minister, the prince made a trip to the University of the West Indies for a tour to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 years on the throne. 

The man appropriately nicknamed ‘Lightning Bolt’ taught the prince the basics of starting but was surprised when he saw Prince Harry dashing 50 meters down the track. 

Prince Harry tricked the Olympic 100 and 200 record holder by telling him to look to his left, and then right. The prince then took off when Bolt did exactly what he told him to do. Clarence House – the official residence for Harry and his father the Prince of Wales, said in a tweet, “Prince Harry gets a headstart, although we are not sure @UsainBolt is really trying.”


After the race, the Prince and Bolt did the sprinter’s trademark ‘to the world’ pose. Prince Harry then lauded the rich track-and-field culture in Jamaica, saying, “So don’t go running off to America, you have enough talent here. You have athletes for a generation to come.” –

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