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When Obama meets Bolt

Even the most powerful man on Earth geeks out from time to time when meeting a celebrity.

Sports-fanatic President Barack Obama met the man regarded as the fastest on the planet – Jamaican speedster Usain Bolt – while in the sprinter’s home country on Thursday.

“Nobody’s ever been faster than this guy! Ever! Of all the billions of people,” the United States president said excitedly before smiling for a photo with Bolt.

The two men then struck the sprinter’s signature pose after the president suggested they do so.


At his town hall with students in Jamaica on Thursday, the president hinted a meeting might occur between him, Bolt, and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, another Jamaican sprinter.

“After we have a chance for our town hall, I get a chance to say hi to Usain Bolt and Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce,” the president said to applause. “When you have the fastest people on the planet, you’ve got to say hi to them, right? Because that’s fast. There are a lot of people out there, and they’re the fastest.” (ABC News)

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