Olympic champion Bolt 'upset' as his girlfriend does a runner
Published 24/12/2012 | 05:00
TRIPLE Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt has been dumped by his girlfriend.
He may be the world's fastest man, but he was unable to travel the 4,600 miles between England and Jamaica quickly or often enough to keep his romance with Megan Edwards (22) alive.
According to reports, Bolt fell for the accounts worker in the build up to the London Olympics after she modelled the Jamaican running kit. But Ms Edwards split from Bolt (26) after he flew her to Jamaica to meet his family.
"I had to let my head rule my heart," Ms Edwards said. "It was amazing out there, but that's where I decided it couldn't go on. He was talking about having to fly here and there and I was going back to my office job.
"So when I got home I rang him and told him it wasn't going to work. I said the distance thing and not seeing him often enough was a problem for me.
"He was very upset and said: 'Don't do it, what can I do?'. I told him: 'There is nothing you can do . . . you are who you are'.
"I am just a normal girl and I know people say: 'You would have been fine with it.' But I wouldn't. If I was a celebrity then our relationship probably would have lasted longer."