Prince Harry Challenges Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt to a Rematch–and the Gold Medalist Accepts
On your mark, get set, tweet! Prince Harry just took to Twitter to challenge the world’s fastest man to yet another race. Back in 2012, the athletic royal raced Usain Bolt during a trip to Jamaica and won (though, by starting the race ahead of the athlete while Bolt was looking the other way). Clearly, there were no harsh feelings, as the nine-time Olympic gold medalist taught Prince Harry his signature pose.
Four years later, the prince is ready for Round 2. He took to Twitter on Sunday, Bolt’s 30th birthday, and requested a rematch. “Congratulations @usainbolt—now you’re officially the greatest you might be ready for a re-run! Happy 30th —H,” Harry wrote, alongside a hilarious photo of him leaving the sprinter in the dust.
The Olympian, who earned his final gold medal on Friday in Rio, is certainly up for the challenge. “Let’s do it. Respect for the bday wishes,” he responded.
Bolt may have announced his retirement from the Olympics after the 2016 games, but we would love to see these two stars have at it once again. This isn’t the only message the British royals sent out to their sporting stars: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined their brother in congratulating Team Great Britain on their record-breaking finish in Rio.
“We all know that this success does not come easy and is the culmination of years of hard work, passionate commitment, sheer grit and determination. You are an inspiration to us all, young and old,” Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Prince Harry wrote.
This will be one tough act to follow.