Dec 14, 2013, 7:39 PM EDT
Usain Bolt is faster than a bus.
The six-time Olympic champion sprinter took to the streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in an 80m exhibition race with a bus televised by Argentina TV on Saturday.
The race was a bit of a dud (video here). Bolt, in a green top and black shorts in the South American spring, appeared to take it seriously going in. He stretched for several minutes beforehand.
He was smiling from a standing start. Very early into the race, he realized the bus had no chance and began jogging only to pick up his pace before crossing the finish line as the yellow bus sped up.
Bolt shook the bus driver’s hand, knocked on the windows and posed in front of it in his famous “To Di World” style for photos.
Bolt then raced other sprinters on the same street, 9 de Julio Avenue in central Buenos Aires, and won that just as easily. The 9 de Julio Avenue is billed as the widest in the world with at least seven lanes in each direction.
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