Usain Bolt was asked about people who inspire him while hosting a Facebook Live on Thursday.
He listed several obvious names: his father, four-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson and Kevin Garnett, who is one of his favorite basketball players.
Bolt then mentioned a name that even he admitted was a surprise.
“Now, surprisingly, Kevin Hart is one of my biggest inspirations,” he said.
Hart, a popular actor and comedian, regularly posts videos of himself working out on social media. He was recently on the cover of Men’s Fitness.
“He is the type of person who is always working out,” Bolt said. “When I look at that, I’m like, ‘Oh, I have to work out.’”
Bolt has experience running with Hart, who is sponsored by NIKE. Hart challenged Bolt to a race at the 2013 NBA All-Star Game and won by false starting (VIDEO).
Hart has continued to take advantage of opportunities to run with other track and field athletes.
He entered a 5000m race with Matthew Centrowitz, who won the 1500m gold medal in Rio.
Hart also visited Louisiana State University and challenged Jada Martin to a race. He again won by false starting:Follow @srubinroit