Olympic Games Star Usain Bolt Has Never Run A Mile, Says Agent

by NESN Staff

August 2, 2016

Usain Bolt is one of the most iconic Olympic athletes of all-time, or at least of this generation.

The Jamaican sprinter dominated track and field sprinting at the Summer Olympics in 2008 and 2012, and he’s gearing up for another run this month in Rio, Brazil.

He’s the world-record holder in the 100-meter dash and owns Olympic gold medals in that event, the 200-meter dash and others — six golds in total.

One distance he’s never attempted might surprise you, though.

?Usain has never run a mile,” his agent, Ricky Simms, recently told The New Yorker.

Even though a 1600-meter race is not a sprint, which is Bolt’s strength, it’s hard to imagine him not being able to at least reach the medal stand.

It’s a different kind of race, one we’ll probably never see Bolt attempt on a stage the size of the Olympics, but it’s still fun to play the “what if?” game.

Thumbnail photo via Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports Images

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