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10 Things You Should Know About Usain Bolt

He has retained his title as the world's fastest man but do you know these facts about him? Here's a list of things you should know about Usain Bolt!

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He has adopted and named a cheetah "Lightning bolt".

He has adopted and named a cheetah "Lightning bolt".

He supports wildlife conservation too! In 2009, he adopted a 3 month old cheetah at an animal orphanage in Kenya and paid about 14,000 dollars for Lightening Bolt's upkeep. Cute, right?

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His first love was cricket.

His first love was cricket.

Before he discovered his love for sprinting, he used to obsess over cricket as a kid and always wanted to grow up to be a professional fast bowler.

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He has actually covered 100 meters in 8.7 seconds!

He has actually covered 100 meters in 8.7 seconds!

He has covered 100 meters in less than 9 seconds in London olympics in 2012 in the relay. A lot of focus is put upon Bolt’s individual performances, but he’s been a part of the six fastest sprint relays of all time, consistently dipping below nine seconds in his splits for these.

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He owns a restaraunt called 'Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records’

He owns a restaraunt called 'Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records’

This music and sports bar is luxuriously designed and described as ‘the first of its kind in the Caribbean region’ and covers a 7,000 square feet area!

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There's be a movie about him soon.

There's be a movie about him soon.

Bolt has already been the subject of documentaries for film and TV, but a new project centered on Rio is "coming soon." Titled I Am Bolt, the flick looks to shed more light on the Olympian's training and downtime.

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He's worth 60 million dollars

He's worth 60 million dollars

Bolt has earned the No. 32 spot on Forbes' list of the world's highest-earning athletes. His earning is mainly through his numerous brand endorsements and prize money.

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He suffers from scoliosis.

He suffers from scoliosis.

Scoliosis is a medical condition in which a person's spine has a sideways curve which is usually "S" or "C" shaped but he says training hard has helped him deal with the problem so it doesn't stop him from running.

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He has written an autobiography.

He has written an autobiography.

"Faster than Lightning" is his biography in which he has revealed a lot about his childhood and his varying interests till he started running.

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He could have got the silver medal in 2004 when he clocked a world junior record.

He could have got the silver medal in 2004 when he clocked a world junior record.

When Bolt was 17, he ran a 200m time of 19.93 seconds at a junior championship. It was a world junior record and would’ve won him silver had he competed in the 200m final at the Athens Olympics in 2004.

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At 6' 5", he's the tallest sprinter in the sport.

At 6' 5", he's the tallest sprinter in the sport.

Usain's height is extremely tall for a sprinter and his height was considered as a serious disadvantage too.