Usain Bolt Squares Off Against Young Jamaican Trainer Demarjay Smith, But His Muscles Got No Strength

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Oct. 7 2015, Updated 12:08 p.m. ET

One fiery little Jamaican sensation recently met and beat the current and biggest Jamaican track sensation, Usain Bolt, during an appearance on the Ellen Show Tuesday. Demarjay Smith is an 8-year-old YouTuber that recently became a sensation after posting a video of him training 2 other children in his neighborhood. His certainty that he can defeat Bolt was put to the test, and he came out with a well deserved prize.

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The viral video star’s motto of “strength, no weakness!” was repeated often in his video as he directed his brother and friend. Of course, he pointed out to them that if not for his leadership, they would not be achieving the results they had. The enthusiastic young Jamaican displayed all the markings of a truly great personal trainer as he highlighted the achievements of his brother and his six pack, but was quick encourage his friend who had none, that he’s “got to work on it” before dropping down to demonstrate the proper way.

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“Me no do weakness, me do muscle… You have to work out, you have to build-up.”

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The youngster caught the attention of many, including Ellen DeGeneres, and as she is wont to do, she brought on the YouTube sensation to get some insight into his motivation to be the “Young Jamaican trainer.” The precocious Demarjay Smith, 8, opened up to the host that he only just started getting into this line of work, and his inspiration came from the other children in his neighborhood.

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“I see that other kids bullied them, that’s why I started exercising, so I don’t get bullied. I had a cousin who was bullied about his size and I had to do something… I gotta be fit and strong.”

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After Ellen asked where he gets the energy to be out there motivating others to exercise as well, Demarjay said it’s just who he is. He gives advice and information on how to ensure the proper ways to do the exercises. The young Jamaican revealed that push ups and dips are his favorite kinds of exercise, and then shocked Ellen. Demarjay says he does 60 push ups every morning and 30 later in the day, but while other children can’t do that amount in a row, he pushes them. He has his eyes set on quite a few career choices in the future, wanting to be a personal trainer, basketball player, and that he likes track and plans to challenge Usain Bolt to a race — a race that he can “absolutely” win. Ellen’s website has a video of the showdown that happened as a result.

Naturally, no one talks smack about the fastest man alive and gets away with it. Bolt came out to answer the challenge and athlete, guest, and host proceeded to drop to the floor and show off some of their push up skills. Usain had actually hinted to his 1.8 million followers on his Instagram of the meeting. Yesterday, he posted a photo of himself standing at the entrance to the studio where Ellen is recorded.

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Usain Bolt is a six-time Olympic champion, but he came ready to meet his challenger, even if he was not exactly dressed for a race. His Los Angeles visit came 3 days after his third straight Oktoberfest in Munich, reports NBC Sports.

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Ellen led the two competitors to the parking lot that had a race track set up for the two. Walking ahead, the younger Jamaican tossed a taunt to his fellow countryman.

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“Come on Usain, don’t be scared of me.”

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Bolt and Smith bantered about the youngster’s leg being over the line before pausing to stretch before the whistle blew. Smith had a bit of a false start, but the athlete did not call the boy out on it, but instead took off after the little ball of energy in a race that lasted about 15 seconds. Nearing the finish line, Bolt pulled back, holding his right leg, as Demarjay flew to the finish line. Bolt claims his body betrayed him in what Sports Illustrated calls “the upset of the century.

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“I got cramps. You got lucky, man. I want a rematch, though.”

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On top of the bragging rights for meeting and beating Usain, the young Jamaican trainer also received a gift basket of Jamaican themed goodies. Bolt threw in some encouragement of his own, and told Demarjay to keep working out.

[Photo Courtesy of Ian Walton / Getty Images]

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