Britney Spears claims she has bested Usain Bolt’s 100m world record.
Pop star Britney Spears has sensationally claimed to have bested Usain Bolt’s 9.58 100m world record.
On Wednesday the “the singer took to Instagram to post a photo of a stopwatch marked 5.97 seconds with her 23.7 million followers.
“Ran my first five! Getting over your fear of pushing it in the beginning is key…once I did that, I hit five… Usually I run six or seven… my first try was nine and now I did it, whoop! 100 metre dash,” she declared.
Britney’s claim seems especially intriguing considering it almost halfs Usain Bolt’s 9.58 record set in 2009. Meanwhile, the fastest time ever recorded by a woman is 10.49 set by Florence Griffith-Joyner in 1988.
Since the post, fans have flocked to social media to call out the pop star on the sensational claim.
“Usain Bolt doesn’t even run 100m this fast…,” said one fan, while another fan said, “I’m confused! 100 metre dash? You mean 50 metre dash? Or 40 yard dash? Something isn’t adding up.”
“Maybe you mean 50m? This is almost two times as fast as the men’s world record in the 100m,” another highlighted.
Usain Bolt is an 11-time world champion. He holds the world record in races for 100 metres and 200-metres, which he made at the 2009 Berlin World Athletics Championships. The track superstar retired in 2017.