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Usain Bolt ate 1,000 chicken McNuggets during Olympics

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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

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Usain Bolt ignored coach’s advice to swear off sex

Usain-Bolt-OlympicsMost world class athletes are told that they need to avoid temptations like drugs, alcohol and partying if they want to be the best. Usain Bolt was no different, he just chose to do things his own way.

In his new autobiography “The Fastest Man Alive,” Bolt talks about how his coach Glen Mills warned him that his free spirit could get him into trouble. Bolt also wrote that Mills “told me to avoid sex.”

“I don’t worry about you when you’re unfit,” Bolt recalled his coach saying, via The Daily Star. “It’s when you’re strong that I stress because your testosterone goes high – through the roof. You have the potential to get yourself into trouble.”

Bolt chose not to listen and went on to win six Olympic gold medals.

“If I had followed Coach’s advice though, I would have driven myself insane,” he wrote. “I knew that every now and then I had to live fast. It was the only way for me to stay focused. Going out occasionally, dancing and chilling with friends was a release valve from the pressures of living in the spotlight. It helped me to work properly on the track and nobody, nobody was going to tell me otherwise.”

Despite his incredible physical makeup, Bolt likes to have a life outside of training and conditioning. We learned that earlier this year when he threw down a nasty dunk at the Celebrity All-Star Game in Houston.

“I knew that Coach would be pissed off at hearing the news,” the Jamaican said of his social life. “But I’d reached an understanding of what was needed if I was to function effectively as an athlete.”

Bolt is now the world record holder in the 100-meter and 200-meter sprints. I’m sure Mills is in no way angry about that.

Usain Bolt is a character in Temple Run 2

Fans of the Temple Run video game will be happy to know that there is a cool new character in Temple Run 2 available for a limited time.

Sprinter Usain Bolt, a six-time Olympic gold medalist who has established himself as the fastest person in the world, has been added to the game as a playable character. Players can download Bolt as a character in the Android/Apple game for 99 cents.

According to the LA Times, this is the first time game developer Imangi Studios added a character based on someone in real life. Bolt appears in his Jamaican sprinting outfit, and his character has a special power that allows him to collect coins while running in boost mode.

“It’s an honor to be a part of such an established game,” Bolt said in an email to The Times. “Many of my fans have told me that I should be a playable character in Temple Run, so when this opportunity was put before me, I had to say YES!”

Bolt told Pocket Gamer that he has been playing Temple Run since it came out in 2011 and really enjoys the game.

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Usain Bolt threw down sweet dunk in Celebrity All-Star Game (Video)

Usain Bolt dunkUsain Bolt is believed to be the fastest man on the planet, and he proved his athleticism is not limited to track and field. The Jamaican sprinter participated in the Celebrity All-Star Game Friday in Houston and threw down the best dunk by a non-NBA player. Sure, he may have taken a few steps and walked with the ball, but we can overlook that given the way he finished with emphasis.

Bolt later said he only took two steps, which is true if you’re not counting the way he shuffled his feet before the two steps.

As nice as the dunk was, Bolt did shame himself by losing to comedian/actor Kevin Hart in a race up and down the court:

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Usain Bolt was mentioned the most on Twitter during the London Olympics

Throughout the 16 days of the London Olympics, roughly 150 million tweets were sent. That is an astronomical number for slightly over a two-week stretch. In fact, so many users were on Twitter at the start of the Olympics that the network even crashed for a short period. No single person was the topic of discussion in more of those 150 million tweets than Usain Bolt.

According to Reuters, Bolt was mentioned in 80,000 tweets per minute during his 200-meter race and 74,000 during his 100-meter race. Andy Murray finished second with 57,000 tweets per minute as he was going for gold against Roger Federer in men’s singles tennis.

Bolt was among nine Olympians who were mentioned more than 1 million times during the Games. Some of the other notable athletes who hit the million mark were Michael Phelps, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Tom Daley and Gabby Douglas. Bolt’s mentions were probably helped by people like this NFL running back and this college quarterback, who claimed they could beat him in a race.

With Twitter at the peak of its popularity, it’s safe to say the social networking tool played a massive role in the buzz surrounding the 2012 Olympics. Between the London Eye serving as a massive mood ring based on tweets and stars like Michael Phelps posting pictures to complain about their accessories, it’s tough to remember what Olympic life was like before Twitter came along.

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Company offers Usain Bolt unlimited McNuggets in exchange for his time

Since he is widely considered to be the fastest man on earth, it’s easy to understand why Usain Bolt is such an appealing figure for endorsement deals. Instead of using the Road Runner cartoon to advertise how fast your company is capable of doing something, why not use a six-time Olympic gold medalist who can run 100 meters in under 10 seconds? A startup company based in the United Kingdom is trying to do just that.

Shutl Ltd. is an online corporation that specializes in speedy delivery for online orders. They allow shoppers to choose to receive their orders either within 90 minutes of placing them or by selecting a one-hour delivery window on the day of their choice. As Black Sports Online pointed out, Shutl recently wrote Bolt the following letter.

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Denard Robinson: I’m pretty sure I can beat Usain Bolt in the 40-yard dash

Another day, another football player who thinks he is faster than Usain Bolt. With the Olympics having just ended, Bolt’s speed has been a popular topic of discussion among athletes in non-Olympic sports. Everyone wants to be the fastest guy on the team. But being faster than the fastest man in the world would give you serious bragging rights. Even if it’s only in the 40-yard dash, Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson thinks he could take Bolt down.

“I’ve watched him run, and I’m pretty sure I can beat him in a 40-yard dash,” Robinson said Sunday according to Fox Sports Detroit. “I’d get a better start, and I could take him. At 60 yards, I’d be in trouble, and at 100 meters, he’d be gone, but I could get him in a 40.”

That sounds quite similar to what a certain NFL running back recently had to say about being faster than Usain. Michigan backup quarterback Devin Gardner is the one who raised the subject, calling Robinson the “fastest man in the world.” We all know what Denard is capable of with his legs. He didn’t cut Little Debbie snacks out of his diet for no reason. He has a chance to finish the upcoming season as the career leader in rushing yards for an NCAA quarterback.

With all these predictions floating around, Bolt may have no choice but to run the 40-yard dash at some point over the next four years. Everyone seems to agree that he could beat them in the 100-meters, but football players feel confident about the 40 since it is what they train for. The Jamaican gold medalist could put all the speculation to rest by dusting either Johnson or Robinson in the event.