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It wasn't much of a race, but then it really couldn't have been as the world's fastest man and Britain's Prince Harry met up on a track Tuesday in the Jamaican capital.
The prince got off to a false start and was about 50 meters down the track as Usain Bolt bent over with laughter. The Olympic medalist then jogged up to Harry, making one of his signature skyward points for a crowd of onlookers at the University of the West Indies in the Jamaican capital.
Later, the two exchanged pleasantries and talked about running for an audience made up mostly of university students, including many athletes. The prince noted Jamaica's international reputation as a track and field powerhouse and said it was impressive for a small nation of nearly 3 million.
"Don't go running off to America, because you've got talent your country needs," he told the crowd.
Harry is touring the Caribbean as part of a Diamond Jubilee tour in honor of Queen Elizabeth II as she celebrates 60 years on the throne. The 27-year-old prince , who made earlier stops in the Bahamas and Belize, arrived by private jet and received a 21-gun salute from members of the Jamaica Defense Force.
His visit comes as the new prime minister, Portia Simpson Miller, has called anew for the severing of ties with the British monarchy. Jamaica has been independent from Britain since 1962 but still recognizes the queen of England as the titular head of state.
Simpson Miller, who was scheduled to have lunch with Prince Harry during the visit, has professed admiration for the queen, but said political change is necessary to eliminate the vestiges of colonialism.
"I think the fact that August coming will be 50 years since we have gained our independence, that it's time for us to sever the ties," she said Thursday in an interview with The Associated Press.
At the track stadium, though, there was nothing but enthusiasm for the prince. University students waved enthusiastically and cheered for him, calling for him to come out of his motorcade. "It's the first time I have ever been this close to royalty," 23-year-old medical student Shikera Fearon said as the prince pulled away.
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Prince Henry must have the speed of a cheetah! To not only have the courage to take on Usain Bolt, but to then beat the 100- and 200-meter world record holder in a race? That takes some wheels. If he didn't already have a career locked down as an obscenely wealthy pseudo-leader of a country, he would undoubtedly be a star Olympian that breaks every world track record in existence...
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Nope! Bolt barely moved and Prince Harry ran like he was being chased by a cheetah. But still, Harry gets bragging rights. Not many people have said that they have beaten Usain Bolt in a race before, whether Bolt was trying or not.
Prince Harry made a royal visit to Jamaica this week, and on Tuesday participated in a friendly race with racing superstar Usain Bolt.
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