Usain Bolt is ready for a royal rematch. The Olympic sprinter, who “lost” in a race against Prince Harry back in 2012, is ready to reclaim his title as the “fastest man on earth.” ”I’m ready! I’m ready because he got away last time,” the new Chief Entertainment Officer for G.H. Mumm Champagne told HOLA! USA on May 6 at a Kentucky Derby celebration in New York. “There was a lot written saying I got beaten, so I can’t live that down.” Discussing his loss against the British royal, Usain laughed, “He cheated! They said, ‘On your mark, [get] set’ and he just ran off.”
VIEW GALLERY The Olympic champion, who is the new Chief Entertainment Officer for G.H. Mumm Champagne, is ready for a royal rematch Photo: Getty Images for G.H. Mumm
The 30-year-old isn’t the only one ready to hit the track again. Last August, Prince William’s brother wished the champion runner a happy birthday following his ninth gold medal win at the Rio Olympics. Harry tweeted, “Congratulations @usainbolt - now you're officially the greatest you might be ready for a re-run! 😉 Happy 30th -H.” Perhaps the two will get the opportunity for a rematch this summer when Usain travels to London for the IAAF World Championships, marking the final competitive race of the athlete's career.
VIEW GALLERY Harry "cheated" in a race against Usain Bolt during the royal's 2012 visit to Jamaica Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images
Despite Harry's mischievous behavior during their previous race, Usain, who was joined at the party by Nina Agdal, admitted that the 32-year-old royal's cheating hasn’t affected their relationship. The retired Olympian said, “He’s really cool. He’s a really nice guy. I really enjoy hanging out with him.” The Prince's American girlfriend, Meghan Markle, who traveled with the royal to Usain’s native Jamaica earlier this year, already has the gold medalist’s seal of approval. Usain said, “I think everybody is happy because he’s always the wild one of the royal family but he’s really cool and I’m sorry I didn’t get to party with him before. She’s definitely a nice girl.”