Usain Bolt was barely visible through the thick row of hedges that guarded the track.
Still, the curious fans tried to sneak a peek at the world's fastest man, if only for a brief second. Some climbed on railings in an attempt to peer over the top of the bushes, while others pushed the prickly branches to the side.
That is, until security sent them scurrying away.
Want to catch a glimpse of Bolt, Yohan Blake and the rest of the Jamaicans in action? Sorry, you're going to have to wait for the London Olympics to start. They are well protected at their training compound inside the University of Birmingham campus.
And well taken care of, too.
The university has rolled out the red carpet for the roughly 47 athletes from the tiny Caribbean country who have shown up to train in peace. The organizers have brought in special beds - including a 7-footer so Bolt can comfortably rest his 6-5 frame - offered up an assortment of entertainment and catered meals to their particular taste in fo...