Usain Bolt enters space race in zero-gravity sprint

Sep 15, 2018, 08:09 IST | AFP

Bolt briefly broke off from his pursuit of a professional football career with Australia's Central Coast Mariners to travel to France for the event

Usain Bolt enters space race in zero-gravity sprint
Usain Bolt gesturing in zero-gravity conditions on an aircraft. PIC/AFP

Paris: Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt was back on the starting line on Thursday — but found it a challenge to stay on his feet in zero-gravity conditions aboard an aeroplane.

Bolt briefly broke off from his pursuit of a professional football career with Australia's Central Coast Mariners to travel to France for the event. Dressed in a spacesuit, Bolt was aboard a zero-gravity Airbus as part of an event sponsored by a champagne brand.

The plane performed a series of parabolas as Bolt and two other guests experienced a phase of weightlessness for 22 seconds, time for a race to be staged within the cabin.

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