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Usain Bolt takes on James Corden in 100m race

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Usain Bolt has taken on and beaten the world’s best sprinters over the past 10 years - but the Olympic legend has never raced anyone quite like James Corden before.

The British actor and comedian, who presents The Late Late Show in the United States, isn’t the most athletic of 38-year-olds - he’d probably be the first to admit that - but his lack of athleticism didn’t stop him from taking on Bolt in a 100m race this week.

Bolt accepted the challenge from Corden - plus actor Owen Wilson and the entire cast of The Late Late Show - but did the 30-year-old cross the finish line in pole position? (Scroll down this page to watch the embedded YouTube video).

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The race had to be restarted after Wilson went too early, much to the frustration of Corden and Bolt.

However, the 100m sprint finally got underway seconds later, with Bolt quick off the mark and Corden well, less impressive out of the blocks.

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Video: Bolt takes on Corden in 100m race

Scroll to 1min 55 secs to watch the race…

Bolt won - obviously

As you can see, it was all too easy for Bolt, who had plenty of time to showboat before crossing the finish line.

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Corden, meanwhile, came in a good four or five seconds later - not a bad effort from the Gavin and Stacey star.

Bolt was well happy with his win

Bolt celebrated like he’d won another gold medal. “I’m number one,” he said, proudly. “All day every day.”

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Corden's post-race comments

Corden added: “I would have liked to have been in the top 15 but, you know, it wasn’t my day. That’s the like of a professional track athlete: sometimes it comes and sometimes it doesn’t.

“Who won it? I didn’t actually see who won it.”

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Bolt then came up to the Brit and said: “You’re a loser.”

Bit harsh, Usain.

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Team USA Olympics
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