Bolt, who also won gold in Beijing four years ago and holds the world record over 100m, finished just 0.05 seconds outside his personal best to claim yet another gold last night – and he has revealed he was powered on not by special energy drinks or gels, but by a McDonald’s wrap.
‘It had vegetables in it, so don’t judge me!’ he joked.
‘I had some plaintains, some hash browns, fruit, then a wrap from McDonald’s. For lunch I had rice and pork and some apple juice.’
He also admitted he had ‘had a few nuggets’ from McDonald’s during his stay in the Olympic village, dispelling the myth that top athletes need a strict and balanced diet to be successful.
“Now that’s what I call really fast food,” said the world’s least funny comedian.