Usain Bolt has never seen a race this slow before.
The six-time Olympic champion visited “Access Hollywood” during his autobiography tour in California. The above clip appears to start with a previous racewalking challenge between Bolt and Billy Bush.
A makeshift course was set up for this year’s race. Not for the world’s fastest man, but for some of the world’s slowest animals.
Bolt, Bush and Kit Hoover coached tortoises in a race. Bolt’s tortoise — Rocky — prevailed.
Bolt also discussed his book, “Faster Than Lightning,” on the show. He discussed his first race, where the prize was rice, peas and chicken at about age 8 and his future.
Is 2020 a possibility?
“My coach says I can do it, but I don’t really want to go four more years,” Bolt said. “That’s a long time.”
He said he asked Michael Johnson why he chose to retire after winning the 2000 Olympic 400m, when he was 33. Bolt will be 30 after the 2016 Olympics.
“There was nothing else to do in the sport,” Johnson told him. “It’s better to retire while you’re on top,” Bolt said.
Bolt was also asked who is the greatest Olympic athlete of all time.
“Michael Johnson is one of my favorites,” Bolt said.
Not Michael Phelps?
“It’s in my field,” Bolt said. “Because this is the guy, I grew up, I’d love to be like Michael Johnson. I wanted to be the 200-meter Olympic champion.”
If Bolt wins triple gold again in Rio, is he the greatest of all time?
“Clearly,” he said, laughing.
He also said he has a crush on Beyonce, in addition to his crush on Rihanna, apparently.
Bolt also did an interview with Arsenio Hall, where he reiterated his love of Chicken McNuggets.
“I don’t know, it works,” he said. “Stick to what works.
“I remember, I was in China for the first Olympics, and we got there, and we got to the cafeteria, and there was so much food,” said Bolt, whose Olympic debut was actually 2004. “I was like, you know what, I’m not going to mess with this. McDonald’s!”
How much did he eat?
“There’s 20 in a pack times eight maybe,” Bolt said. “Athletes, don’t follow me. Eat your vegetables, kids.”
Bolt was also asked about partying in the Olympic Village.
“I don’t know what you’re talking about,” Bolt said.