Usain Bolt Discusses New Autobiography & 2012 Car Accident
Usain Bolt Discusses New Autobiography & 2012 Car Accident
Olympian Usain Bolt stops by Access Hollywood Live to chat with Billy Bush and Kit Hoover about his new autobiography, “Usain Bolt: Faster Than Lightning.” So, when did he know he had a talent for sprinting? Plus, will he compete in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympics? Lastly, Usain talks about his 2012 car accident.
Fastest man alive considered by most greatest sprinter of all time. In london winning the fourth of 6 olympic gold medal. With us now sharing life story in his become faster than lightning. I like the book. I was read about your accomplishment my favorite thing tell me about little usain bolt. He was a little lazy he didn't want to run. Yes. I didn't when I was growing up I was pretty lazy. Kind of still am a little bit lazy but I know I put in the work. When I was growing up I just wanted to havjust wanted to have fun. Enjoy. Didn't like training that much. You like running for appraises. Like a challenge. The big stage. Win and believe as a kid was that the first thing rawn for was a box lunch. What was in that boxed lunch that would make you move so quickly. Snickers. It was pea and chicken. Just chicken afraid chicken. For me that was major. You are little I'm like 8 maybe. I never like -- this guy was beating me all the time. Nemesis. Ricc nemesis. Riccardo in school. In school. He was winning. If you win this we'll give you a box lunch. I'm like ready. Go. When did you know, all right, I have got a real natural talent here. When did it really kick in for you. Probably about 16. Because when I was coming to hay school I was pretty much good but when I was 15 it just happenedi was 15 it just happened to me. I was I was a junior but I was nervous and it was just. You won the world junior at 15. Yes. Here's a question for you. First of all your going back to the olympic? Will you be in rio. Yes definitely. Going to be competing in ri oychlt yes. The one to bet in rio. . I can do it. I don't want to good 4 more years. That's long time. Important for to you go out on top. Yes. I think so. Because I remember talking to michael johnson I was like why did you retire. Nothing else to do in the sport. And better retire while on top. When you start going down. So for megoing down. So for me, definitely will. What was it like first thing you saw michael johnson run. That's where you saw what you needed to do. Yes. I was watching and I was always like he runs up right like this. Straight. I was like always like so I was like I need to learn to do that so over the years I was watching. He just domestic naichlts he make it look so easy and figure it out when you put in the work it looks easy. It look easy when running but hand the scenes he nut all the work. Much easier when you go on the track. Michael johnson looked like only his leg were his working upper body totally completely still. Exactly. Nothing still. Here's a question. Would is the greatest individual olympic after let of all time? Summer and winter and individual athlete. Wow! Greatest. Usain bolt. Michael phelps. You have to consider michael phelps.8 gold medal if beijing in one olympic game. Swimming is hard. 19 gold. Have you tried swimming. I remember I went to the pool when I was and I saw some kids swimming diagnose lachlt you know whether I'm going to try this jumped in. One lap. One lap and that was it. That was it. I was like 5 years old and they were lick back and forth. This is ridiculous. So for me it's hard. Track rewarded you so much who is the neatest person you have met because of your accomplishment. Well, I met beyonce. I have a crush on beyonce. You are all alone on that one. Did you meet jay-z time. Yes. Listening line jay-z standing at the front of it. Exactly. Bolt I have to get the answer out of you. Whose the greatest olympic individual after let of all time? To me there's so much athlete throughout done so many great things. For me I have always michael johnson is one of my favorite. I watch him over the years. Michael johnson better than michael phelps. Because. In your world. In my field because I watch this guy I grew up and love to be like michael johnson. Wanted to be an olympic champion this is what I want to be growing up. So for me he's the greatest. You won 100, 200 in beijing and london and the relay also. That's a tri-fecta if you then go and do that.100, 200, 4 by 100 in rio, are you then the greatest of all time? Clear. Are we going to keep with this or think of something for 2016? Looking for new move or stay with the bolt. Sticking with the bolt. I just think. It's money. Change to it what? My gosh. Throw a leg up or something. This is good. In a split. Go down in a split. The accident was something. Really bad car accident. What happened? I was in my car and I think there's traction control. When I drive slow I was just lean my left, my leg to the left but I think I turned it off because I was in the rain. I was chilling driving slow and I felt the car start something. Something is wrong here. I just spun out. Flipped. It was raining too. Yes. You were on your way home racing home to get to manchester united soccer game that you wanted to catch. The beginning of. Yes. You love the team that much. Yes. Why do you think that the car flipped over three times landed in a ditch and you walked away without a scratch. How. Just god. After that I told people I was made to run because nothing, so many thing could happen to me and I came out scratch free. From then I was always I was made to run so my focus has just been different so I try to inspire people by doing my best. I tray to tell kids to work hard. Be focus. I try in every way inspire kids and inspare people because, people tell me you inspire me so much. To me that make me feel good. You know the amazing thing you don't have to carry the mental burden too. You were driving the 2 people in the car with you are okay too. If you were free to run but you carried that around this would be. I know you do. But drive slow. Slow. Do everything else fast. Slow and steady. Tortoise right there they will teach awe lesson in a second. Faster than lightning this stores back later with the tortoises. For our speed walking rematch. I popped a hamstring after winning the first one so I will go down in history as the greatest. Straight ahead.