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Usain Bolt takes on all questions in India

Usain Bolt

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt gestures towards an athlete during an interaction with Indian runners and journalists in Bangalore, India, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Bolt is in the country to play an exhibition cricket match. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)


Usain Bolt was asked if he could do 80 push-ups on stage, which of his peers has the best chance of beating him and if he would rather race fast cars or cheetahs in a promotional event in India on Tuesday.

Bolt also took part in a silly foot race before a cricket match, where he was beaten despite questionable antics.

Here’s video of Bolt’s near-half-hour sitdown where he took questions from a host, people in the crowd and from Twitter. Some highlights:

Who do you think has the best chance of beating you in a world competition?

“Best chance?” Bolt responded, laughing. “Normally I would say nobody, but, for me you never know. Track and field is a weird sport.”

Bolt went on to mention, in order, Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay and Yohan Blake as sprinters who could potentially step up to beat him.

“I’m not going to let anybody beat me,” Bolt continued, laughing.

Bolt also said of at least one of his sprint world records (9.58 seconds for the 100m; 19.19 for the 200m):

“It’s pretty much out of reach,” Bolt said. “I think it’s going to stay there for a while.”

And finally:

If you get an opportunity, Usain, what would the fastest man on the planet want to race against -- fast cars or cheetahs?

“A cheetah I think would be cooler to try to compete against,” Bolt said. “That would be kind of a great headline -- ‘Usain Bolt beats cheetah.’”

Bolt would not beat a cheetah -- Video: Usain Bolt races virtual cheetah

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