Usain Bolt may be the fastest man in the world but in the last few weeks he has suffered a series disheartening defeats. At the Olympic trials he couldn’t keep up with teammate Yohan Blake. (Which is understandable since Blake runs the 100 meters in about 9.75 seconds.) But the world’s fastest man also apparently lost a drunken foot race to 59-year-old actor Mickey Rourke earlier this year.
“We were outside the Wellington in Central London and it was four in the morning… It was just that time of the night, you know, when anything can happen. So I went up to him and I said, ‘Come on, you are the world’s fastest man, let’s go.’”
And Rourke went. The actor claims that he raced bolt for about 30 meters and came out on top.
Rourke did admit, however, that Bolt did give him a head start.
“There was a space in the street of about 30 meters… I got him to back up about four paces, we set off and I got him by a few inches.”
The actor said that Usain Bolt may have lost to him in a drunken foot race at 4 in the morning but he is still hoping for the “World’s Fastest Man” to come out on top at the 2012 London Olympics.
“Usain was such a sweet guy, just a really cool, endearing guy and it is impossible not to like him… There have been so many times when you meet these athletes that you have seen and heard a lot about and most of the time you are disappointed. But he was awesome. I follow track a little bit and I will be rooting for him.”
Do you think Usain Bolt will won a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics? Do you think Mickey Rourke should enter the race?