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Friday, April 20, 2018

Usain Bolt ate 1,000 chicken McNuggets during Olympics


Usain Bolt is angling for a McDonald’s sponsorship deal if he doesn’t already have one.

In his new book “Faster Than Lightning,” Bolt says that he subsisted on chicken McNuggets during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. According to the New York Post, Bolt says in the book that he found Chinese food “odd,” so he decided to eat something he knew was safe — chicken McNuggets — his favorite food.

“At first I ate a box of 20 for lunch, then another for dinner. The next day I had two boxes for breakfast, one for lunch and then another couple in the evening. I even grabbed some fries and an apple pie to go with it,” he writes.

Bolt estimated in the book that he consumed around 100 chicken McNuggets every 24 hours, which equates to 1,000 over 10 days.

Bolt, by the way, won three gold medals at the Beijing Games. He won the 100 and 200-meter sprints and earned a gold in the 4×100 m relay.

Between Bolt and Joe Flacco, that’s two pretty darn good athletes fueled by McNuggets. Someone get Morgan Spurlock to make a documentary on that.

Related: Company offers Usain Bolt unlimited McNuggets in exchange for his time

H/T Richard Deitsch

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