Usain Bolt Consumed Nothing But Chicken McNuggets During His Epic Run at the 2008 Beijing Olympics

Usain Bolt Consumed Nothing But Chicken McNuggets During His Epic Run at the 2008 Beijing OlympicsImage via USA TODAY Sports

Psssssttt…Want to know the key to Usain Bolt's success? Chicken McNuggets. Lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of Chicken McNuggets.

Bolt has a new book called Faster Than Lightning coming out next week. And in it, he admits that he wasn't really feeling the Chinese food that he encountered during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. So rather than feast on the local cuisine, he bought a box of 20 McNuggets for lunch the first day he was in Beijing. And then another one for dinner. And then two more boxes the following day for breakfast. And before he knew it, he was eating 100 McNuggets a day. He switched it up a few nights and ordered fries or an apple pie instead of an extra box of McNuggets. But all told, he downed roughly 1,000 McNuggets during his time in China—and ended up winning three gold medals.

"Man, I should have gotten a gold medal for all that chowing down," he mentions in the book.

Yeah, we'd say so. Who knew McNuggets were the breakfast, lunch, and dinner of Olympic champions?

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[via New York Post]

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