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About That Time Mickey Rourke Challenged Usain Bolt to a Race at 3 A.M.

By Vivian Kane | Celebrity | September 27, 2016 |

By Vivian Kane | Celebrity | September 27, 2016 |

Famous people all have stories about fans asking them to do the thing they’re famous for, like asking Newman from Seinfeld to say “Hello, Jerry,” or making Adam Scott do his thing:


So you’d be right in assuming that people try to get Usain Bolt to race them ALL THE TIME. Because sure, what else does a man with nine Olympic gold medals have to do but run around with randos?

Though it turns out there was one person who Bolt agreed to race: Mickey Rourke.

People all the time. People all the time. But the only person that was the biggest thing was Mickey Rourke. He challenged me to a race and I thought he was joking he’s like “let’s go!” In the streets at like 3 in the morning, he took his shoes off and everything. Like for 20 meters.

Breaking down all the ways in which this is hilarious:

—Usain Bolt is the fastest man in the world. This is Mickey Rourke:


—Why does Mickey Rourke take his shoes off to race?

—Why and where were Rourke and Usain Bolt bumping into each other at 3am?

—Sorry, I’m still stuck on the shoes thing.

Bolt said that they did race, but wouldn’t say how badly he beat Rourke. But, like, a lot, right?