Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man has become the first athlete in history to retain the Olympic 100m and 200m titles. Bolt won in 19.32 seconds at the Olympic Stadium to lead a Jamaican medals sweep.
“I’ve done it, this is what I wanted; I’ve wanted to become a legend,” he told reporters after his race. “You can bask in my glory now.”
And besides being the fastest man in the world he is also very lucky .
Way back in 2009 Bolt lost control of his BMW M3 on a wet road in Kingston, Jamaica. That together with speed and a ditch in the road made him ending up next to road on the roof.
He and two female passengers were taken to a hospital in Spanish Town but were said not to be seriously injured. The 309kW (420hp) BMW M3 Coupe was a gift from a sponsor, reported the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on its Web site.
Asked by a reporter how he was feeling after the accident, Bolt answered: “Me good man. Me all right, a just few cuts man, me all right”.
But that’s not all. Back in June this year, Bolt was again involved in a car crash – and again with a black BMW M3. However this time, the incident was minor.
In 2008 Bolt got a dream opportunity to put a Ferrari 430 Spider through its paces in Monaco on its F1 city circuit.
Also Bolt experienced a special day in Maranello back in November , where he tested a 458 Italia and 599 GTB Fiorano on the circuit of the Prancing Horse.
Bolt also owns a Nissan GT-R as he is a promoter for Nissan since 2010. In Nissan’s eyes, the fastest man in the world driving the fastest production Nissan ever built is the recipe for marketing gold, so the automaker has signed the Jamaican sprinter to a multi-year advertising campaign.