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Coronavirus: Usain Bolt uses 2008 Olympic gold sprint as social distancing reminder

The Jamaican world record holder posted a photo of his 100m gold at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing in reference to social distancing.

Coronavirus: Usain Bolt uses 2008 Olympic gold sprint as social distancing reminder

Usain Bolt remains a hugely popular figure in the world of sport and his records and sense of humour have allowed him to enjoy a voice on the world stage that reaches far beyond the tracks that made him famous.

Bolt's famous bit of social distancing

As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the globe, the 33-year-old Jamaican sprint star used a photograph of his 100m victory at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where he secured the sprint double, to remind people of the importance of social distancing while wishing his fans a happy Easter holiday. 

Bolt is the world record holder in the 100m and 200m and won eight Olympic and 11 World Championship titles during his career.