The fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt, has a new memoir coming out next week called “Faster Than Lightning” and the runner reveals some interesting tidbits in his book – one, he lived off of McDonalds’ chicken nuggets during the entire Beijing Olympics and two, he and his ex girlfriend had an “don’t ask don’t tell” policy when it comes to the women he slept with.
Check out some excerpts via the NY Post:
In Beijing, he ate 1,000 McNuggets.
During the Beijing Olympics, Bolt, then 22, thought that Chinese food was “odd.” So he hit the nearest McDonald’s in search of his favorite food: chicken McNuggets.
“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.
He estimates that during the 10 days he spent in Beijing, he downed 100 nuggets every 24 hours. That equals 1,000 chunks of chicken. “Man, I should have gotten a gold medal for all that chowing down,” he writes.
He had a “don’t ask don’t tell” policy with his first girlfriend.
Bolt was spoken for when he arrived in Beijing, already dating his first serious girlfriend, Jamaican runner Mizicann Evans, for five years.
But after becoming an overnight sensation, he found that the “ladies threw themselves” at him, he writes.
“I was able to get any lady I wanted . . . I could walk into a party and take my pick,” he writes. “I would go into a club and think, ‘Hmm, a’ight, which one? You . . . ? You . . . ? Oh, you! Let’s do this.’ ”
So, how did the couple last?
“We had one rule: If I was doing my thing with someone else and Mizzi didn’t know, then she was cool. But if she found out that something had happened between me and another girl, then that person had to go,” writes Bolt.
The couple has since split.
I’m still shocked at how much chicken nuggets he ate during his time there, that is a wholeeee lot of nuggets.