LONDON – Usain Bolt has already lost one nerve-wracking sprint in London – after Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke beat the defending Olympic 100 meter and 200 meter champion in a boozy 4 a.m. street race outside an exclusive nightclub.
Rourke, the 59-year-old star of The Wrestler, described the extraordinary scene in a telephone interview with Yahoo! Sports in which he described how he challenged the world’s fastest man over 30 meters, and came out on top.
“We were outside the Wellington in Central London and it was four in the morning,” Rourke said. “It was just that time of the night, you know, when anything can happen. So I went up to him and I said, ‘Come on, you are the world’s fastest man, let’s go.’ ”
Rourke insisted, quite appropriately given the gap in age, size and sprinting pedigree, on receiving a head start as a small group of late-night revelers looked on in bemusement.
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