The Day Usain Bolt Ran As the Guide For A Blind Paralympic Champion

Publish Date
Monday, 22 August 2016, 9:14AM

Watch from 1:50 to see the running.  

Usain Bolt is the fastest man in the world and is a star at this year's Olympics, obviously! We just came across this clip of Bolt which is awesome!   

Last year in Rio, in the run up to this summer’s Olympics, Bolt joined the three-time Paralympic sprinting champion Terezinha Guilhermina as her guide for an exhibition.  

Bolt was in the host city to promote the Mano a Mano Challenge at the Brazilian Jockey Club and, grinning all the way, joined with Guilhermina to take part in a 50m sprint.  

“It was a dream come true,” said Guilhermina, who won 100m and 200m gold at the London 2012 Games and 200m gold at the Beijing 2008 Games. “He was a little uncertain at the start, afraid that I might fall over or that he would run too fast. This shows how much respect events like this bring to Paralympic athletes.  

"Running with him [Bolt] is a joy for any athlete. Bolt is a reference in the sport and I'm happy to have participated in this race. I fulfilled a dream."

Blind sprinters in the Paralympics run tethered to guides, and not unlike Bolt, Guilhermina is miles ahead of her competition.  

Here’s Guilhermina’s Gold Medal run in the Women’s 200m at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.