Usain Bolt Proves to Be the Most Laid-Back Athlete Ever with His Umbrella Joke

Tristan ThornburghSocial Media StaffAugust 13, 2013

Track and field athletes—sprinters in particular—are known for having to focus and get in "the zone" prior to any race if they want to perform their best. However, the world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, always seems to be plenty relaxed before his races.

Prior to winning the 100-meter dash at the 2013 World Athletic Championships with a time of 9.77 seconds on Sunday, Bolt showed off his "umbrella" to protect himself from the Moscow rain.

Bolt has a history of joking around on race day, much to the delight of all the people working the events. Here are some of his past examples:

If joking around is what helps Usain do what he does, who are we to argue?


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