Usain Bolt posts hilarious social distancing photo

  • Will Day

Jamaican world record holder Usain Bolt has posted a hilarious photo to his social media accounts showing everyone just what social distancing looks like.

The photo shows Bolt around five metres ahead of his fellow competitors, and following government guidelines of social distancing, makes for a very humorous post. 

Government guidelines of ‘social distancing’ came after England was put into lockdown following the outbreak of coronavirus. 

Since the coronavirus becoming a real issue in England, all sporting activity has been put on hold, with most seasons and cups in respective sports being cancelled. 

Athletics is no exception to this, therefore seeing the cancellation, or alternatively postponement, of all competition in England. 

After Bolt stopped competing in track and field, he did play professional football for A-League side Central Coast Mariners, but his footballing dream ended in 2019 when he decided to retire from all sports.

In his first start for the Central Coast Mariners, the eight-time Olympic champion bagged two goals in a friendly against Macarthur South West. 

At a handy height of 6 foot 5 inches, and with a little bit of pace, Bolt was described as ‘a scary sight’ by Macarthur South West centre-back Cristian Gonzalez. 

As one of the most decorated athletes of all time, it really was not hard for Bolt to find a professional team to join after he declared he wanted to play professional football. 

At first, Bolt was eyeing up his ‘dream move’ to Manchester United, however, that never really materialised as the Reds showed no interest in the superstar. This, therefore, meant Bolt had to settle with an A-League side. 

Despite playing professional football, it is of course the legacy he left in the world of athletics that will be remembered. 

In what is arguably the most decorated career of anyone who has ever stepped foot on the track, Bolt has won everything there is to win. 

Bolt holds the world record in 100 metre sprint at 9.58 seconds and again in the 200 metre sprint at 19.19 seconds. 

Not to mention, the Jamaican has won nine Olympic gold medals, also completing a ‘triple-triple’ (earning three gold medals at three consecutive Olympic games). 

It’s not just on the track where Bolt racked up the accolades and awards, off it he has won BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year three times, ESPY Award three times, and the Laureus World Sports Award three times.

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