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Video: Lad, 8, Becomes an Internet Sensation After Challenging Usain Bolt to a Race…And Winning

Video: Lad, 8, Becomes an Internet Sensation After Challenging Usain Bolt to a Race…And Winning

The world of athletics and sprinting might have a new superstar to embrace, and Usain Bolt has a new rival appearing in his rear-view mirror.

Step forward, Demarjay Smith.

Bolt may have proved he can beat just about anyone over 100m and 200m but Smith is definitely one to watch for the future.

YouTuber Smith idolises Bolt despite being only 8-years-old, and has stated his desire to emulate the World and Olympic champion.

He was a guest on American chat show Ellen on Thursday, and was stunned to see his hero stroll into the studio, and there was simply no way he’d pass up the chance to take on Bolt in a head-to-head sprint.

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Much to the delight of Smith, and the millions of viewers who were watching the chat show either live or on YouTube, the lad went on to win the race, with Bolt being a good sport.

Well played, Usain. Nice touch.

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