Prince Harry "Races" Usain Bolt: Guess Who Won?

Royal gives it his all against the world's best racer

By Josh Grossberg Mar 06, 2012 8:33 PMTags
Prince Harry, Usain BoltChris Jackson/Getty Images

Prince Harry is more a polo player than an Olympic sprinter. But he certainly gave Usain Bolt a run for his money.

Stopping in Jamaica as part of a celebration for Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee, the younger prince of Wales went head-to-head with the World's Fastest Man in a "race" at the University of the West Indies stadium in Kingston.

So who won?

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Why Harry, of course!

Though not before Bolt gave the royal a huge head start. The reigning Olympic 100m champ laughed and went jogging after Harry, who sprinted across the finish line first in not-so record time.

"He cheated," the Jamaican-born runner joked to the BBC afterward. "I said we would have a rematch in London 2012, and Harry said, 'I'm busy.' "

To mark his grandmother's 60th anniversary on the throne, Harry is set to meet with Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller later today on a tour that has so far taken him to Belize, the Bahamas and Brazil.