Saturday 10 December 2016

Harry challenges Usain Bolt to re-run in birthday message

Published 22/08/2016 | 10:36

Harry sent Usain Bolt a birthday message via Twitter and asked if it was time for a re-run
Harry sent Usain Bolt a birthday message via Twitter and asked if it was time for a re-run

Prince Harry sent a personal birthday message to Usain Bolt - asking him if he was ready for a re-run.

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The prince tweeted from Kensington Palace's official Twitter account @KensingtonRoyal congratulating the Olympic champion, who secured his historic 'triple triple' - winning three gold medals in three successive Games.

Harry teased the sports star by posting a photo of himself racing ahead of Bolt in 2012, when he jumped the starting gun to beat the world's fastest man during a visit to Kingston, Jamaica.

Harry wrote: " Congratulations @usainbolt - now you're officially the greatest you might be ready for a re-run!." Finishing it with a winking emoji, he added: "Happy 30th" and signed off the message "H".

The Jamaican sprinter turned 30 on Sunday after a triumphant turn in Rio, winning the 100, 200 and 4x100 metres titles.

Harry and Bolt hit it off four years ago during the prince's Diamond Jubilee tour of Jamaica.

Bolt stepped up to the challenge, tweeting back to Harry that the re-match was on.

" Let's do it. Respect for the bday wishes," Bolt wrote.

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