by Jodee Brown
Internationally renowned sprint runner, Usain Bolt can do it all on the track. But now, the legendary track star may be trying his luck at a different type of record.
The Jamaican-born Olympic and world record holding athlete has been featured on a new track fittingly dubbed, Faster Than Lightning, a catchy house music single mixed by prominent American disc jock/producer, Steve Porter.
Faster Than Lightning features a music video of the highly regarded athlete; compiling different clips the Bolt running at track meets and practices dating back to his high school days, as well as footage of Bolt showing love to fans as well as a fans reciprocating the appreciation.
In Faster Than Lightning, he raps lines such as, “No matter who you are, no matter what you’re doing, you’re not gonna catch me, you’re not gonna beat me.”
The DJ Steve Porter created mash-up has already earned Bolt close to 75,000 views on the disc jock’s official YouTube page as well as an additional 5,000 plus on the Jamaica Gleaner’s YouTube channel.
Porter is no stranger to doing such videos. He’s previously done similar mash-ups for prominent American based public figures like veteran comedian, Charlie Sheen, Taiwanese-American NBA star, Jeremy Lin as well as hip-hop power couple, Jay-Z and Beyoncé.
Meanwhile, Bolt will participate in his first individual race of the year in the lead up to this summer’s Olympic Games in London, England as the sprint phenomenon will line up on Saturday in the 100m at the Jamaica International Invitational in Kingston.