Prince Harry Races Usain Bolt in Jamaica

Usain Bolt and Prince Harry

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updated 03/06/2012 AT 11:00 AM ET

originally published 03/06/2012 AT 12:00 PM ET

Prince Harry may be royal of many talents, but sprinting does not appear to be one of them.

On his visit to Jamaica Tuesday, the prince, 27, got to meet Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt, and the two “raced” at the University of West Indies stadium in Kingston, the BBC reports.

After a false start, Harry – who also planned to meet Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller on Tuesday – raced down the track while Bolt jogged behind him.

“He cheated. I said we would have a rematch in London 2012 and Harry said, ‘I’m busy,’ ” joked Bolt. “He’s cool, very down to earth. When you meet dignitaries you think it will be difficult, but he just wanted to laugh – it was an honor and a pleasure to meet him.”


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