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Usain Bolt Shares Joke With Rival While Running In Olympic Race

Usain Bolt Shares Joke With Rival While Running In Olympic Race

Is he even trying anymore?

Mel Ramsay

Mel Ramsay

Featured image credit: PA Images

Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world, is at the point where he literally doesn't give a fuck anymore. He knows he's going to win, we know he's going to win, his opponents know he's going to win. Everyone else is just there for a silver medal.

He's not only incredible at what he does, but he's also incredibly likable. What can I say? I want to go for a pint and some chicken nuggets with him.

Anyway, the following footage comes from the semi-final heat in the 200 metres. But why's he laughing?

That moment when

Well, it's all down to his friendly Canadian rival Andre De Grasse.

Bolt was clear of the rest of the group, and as the finish line approached, he slowed down. Why not? If you're definitely going to win you might as well not use up all your energy. However, De Grasse took this opportunity to speed up.

Bolt looked a little taken aback but his face broke into a smile as they both looked at each other (rather than the finish line) as they qualified for the final.

Credit: PA Images

The Mail reported that De Grasse said: "I don't think he expected me to do that. I had to push him a little bit, you know, see what he has left in the tank.

"My coach told me to race him to the line, try and tire him for tomorrow's final.

"I'm younger and can recover faster. We'll see tomorrow."

Well yes, we will see tomorrow.

Bolt still managed to pip him to the finish line.

Words by Mel Ramsay

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Topics: rio, olympics, rio 2016, Usain Bolt