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Bolt's lesson on social distancing

By Rediff Sports
April 14, 2020 14:29 IST
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Usain Bolt's post on Instagram

IMAGE: Usain Bolt's post on Instagram. Photograph: Kind courtesy, Instagram/Reuters

The fastest man on the planet, Usain Bolt is inspiring us to follow the World Health Organisation’s guidelines to fight the novel coronavirus.

The retired track and field star took to Instagram to follow ‘Social distancing’.

He posted a picture him outrunning his rivals in the 100m final at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, captioning it "social distancing".


It showed the Jamaican cross the finish line at the Bird's Nest stadium in a then-world record time of 9.69sec.

Bolt's post garnered more than half a million likes and 90,000 retweets.

Bolt, 33, has been encouraging Jamaicans to self-isolate during the coronavirus pandemic, posting videos of himself exercising at home and juggling footballs.

Bolt retired in 2017 with eight Olympic gold medals and the current 100m mark of 9.58sec, set in 2009.

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