Britney Spears Thinks She’s Faster at the 100-Meter Dash Than Usain Bolt

Chances are good the world will never see a Usain Bolt in the Summer Olympics again. As the world’s fastest runner, he can finally bow out of the competitive zone. Plus, any potential successor is unknown since the 2020 Summer Olympics are postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19.

Enter Britney Spears who recently made a claim on Instagram she beat Bolt’s 100-meter dash record. If this sounds like stir crazy quarantine territory, you may be right.

With Spears still in the spotlight, she’s been entertaining her fans mostly on Instagram of late. Was she being facetious she beat Bolt’s record, or is there more truth there than anyone knows?

When it came to Bolt’s speed ability, it was really a state of mind.

Britney Spears has been working out by doing more running

Being able to run right now probably sounds good to those experiencing COVID-19 quarantining. Whether Spears is still running is unknown, but she had been up until recently. Part of this was attempting the 100-meter dash Bolt was known for in the Olympics.

Back on March 26, Page Six reported on Spears posting on Instagram about breaking Bolt’s record, which raised every eyebrow by her followers. The way she stated it made it seem believable:

“Ran my first 5 !!!! Getting over your fear of pushing it in the beginning is key …. once I did that I hit 5 !!!!! Usually I run 6 or 7 …. my first try was 9 …. and now I did it whoop !!!!! 100 meter dash.”

During her posting, she had a pic of the stopwatch supposedly proving she ran the 100-meter in 5.97 seconds. Her followers suspected something was askew when it was noted even Bolt couldn’t run the 100-meter that fast. His record was an astonishing 9.58 seconds.

Was Britney Spears just being funny, or did she miscalculate her run?

Britney Spears | Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Later, Spears admitted she was joking, even though far too many people took it seriously from the beginning. Is it possible she did do a run and miscalculated it as 100 meters? Measuring that exactly may not be accurate if doing it alone.

Whatever the truth is, she admitted Bolt still holds his unbroken record. Although Spears jokingly replied: “but you better believe I’m coming for the world record!!!!”

What if she really does break the record without anyone really being witness to it? In a time of quarantining, the amount of pent-up energy is likely tremendous in everyone, famous or not.

After so much time being quarantined, maybe someone would unleash on the track and end up breaking Bolt’s record after all. When looking a little closer, Bolt’s record was, in part, a reinforced mental state.

Being able to break running records by mental reinforcement

No one can doubt Usain Bolt was just built to run fast. There seemed to be something in the Jamaican water with Bolt and many of his fellow teammates running at the same level.

Much of that might be a mental regimen placing them into a specific zone where the mind becomes greater than matter. Leg strength does matter, yet gaining the truly incredible speeds is primarily through visualization.

Spears does take her running skills seriously anyway. She said to cut sprint times, it pays to remove any fear when beginning. What Bolt might say about this would be worth catching since he does post often on social media.

Perhaps Spears was able to expel from pent-up quarantine energy and do better than everybody thinks. If so, maybe she can reinvent herself as an Olympic champion down the line. After surviving COVID-19, many more might be that way a year from now.