Usain Bolt stars in new animated short film ahead of Rio Olympics

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Usain Bolt stars in a new short film in a way we’ve never seen him before. Based in his home country of Jamaica,”The Boy Who Learned to Fly” stars an animated Usain Bolt in his school age days recognizing his lightening-speed ability to run. 

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The short portrays a young, energetic Usain Bolt who, through help from his coach and his mother, grows into the Olympic champion we know today.

At only 15, Bolt was dubbed “Lightning Bolt” after winning the IAAF Rising Star Award and becoming the youngest world junior gold medalist. The fastest man in the world is now the owner of 6 Olympic gold medals.

He’s broken record after record, including the world record for the 200m and 4×100 races. With 17 gold medals between the World Championships and the Olympics, Bolt is on the road to becoming the most decorated track and field athlete of all time.

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Despite a recent injury scare that kept him out of the Jamaican trials, Bolt looks forward to making history at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Good luck, Usain!