Real Madrid bound star Kylian Mbappe accepts Usain Bolt’s 100-meter race challenge

Kylian Mbappe has agreed to take on the fastest man in the world Usain Bolt in a 100-meter sprint race.

The Frenchman recently helped PSG secure the Ligue 1 title this season and announced his departure from the French capital.

Mbappe who has announced that he will be leaving PSG at the end of the season has been challenged by the fastest man in the world.

Mbappe and Bolt’s challenge

Mbappe is set to take on Bolt in a 100-meter race after accepting the challenge of the fastest sprinter in the world.

According to reports from Marca, Mbappe was asked about the challenge during a recent Nike event and his foundation ‘Inspired by KM’, he said, “I don’t think I have much of a chance.”

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PSG striker Kylian Mbappe - Imago

The BBC’s social media posts a few months ago mentioning that Mbappe “clocked an estimated speed of 10.90 seconds over 100 metres” during a match ‘was born’ the interest in the event.

Everyone in the athletics community, from the International Athletics Federation to Michael Johnson, made jokes about the time.

This resulted in a laughable communication exchange between Bolt and the Frenchman leading to a challenge.

Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world -- Getty

The Jamaican, who issued the challenge, laughed and said on the Laureus Awards red carpet that he is inspired by the Frenchman, “I know I was laughing when I saw it. The girls are running faster than that [10.9]”

“He has a special talent. Mbappe is very fast. Very fast on the ball,” Bolt said hailing the footballers’ speed.

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When asked if he would compare himself to the event’s world record holder, Mbappe complimented the former sprinter as well.

“Knowing that I inspire such a person is really gratifying. He inspired everyone as well. And I think everyone stayed up late at night to watch Usain Bolt run. I can say it’s mutual and I started before he did to look up to him.”

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