When you are the fastest man on the planet, you can eat whatever you want — even boatloads of McDonald's chicken nuggets.
Usain Bolt revealed in a newly published memoir that during his two-week stay in Beijing during the 2008 Olympics, he consumed roughly 1,000 chicken nuggets, according to excerpts published by the New York Post.
Bolt writes that Chinese food wasn't cutting it, so he decided he would give McDonald's a shot.
“At first I ate a box of 20 [McNuggets] for lunch, then another for dinner," he writes. "The next day I had two boxes for breakfast, one for lunch and then another couple in the evening. I even grabbed some fries and an apple pie to go with it."
The sprinter estimates that he powered down some 1,000 nuggets every 24 hours for 10 days straight.
Yahoo Sports figures that "each nugget contains 47.5 calories and 3 grams of fat, so Bolt was consuming 4,750 calories and 300 grams of fat from nuggets alone."
Now readers, before you think this diet is feasible, remember that Bolt can run from Washington, D.C., to Miami in 26 minutes. OK, this time hasn't been confirmed, but the man did sweep in Beijing, winning gold medals in the 100 meter, 200 meter and 4x100 meter relay events.
He also admits in the memoir that he and his then-girlfriend had a "don't ask, don't tell" policy about Bolt's promiscuous activities in Beijing. Never mind the fact that he almost got disqualified for trying to keep the baton from the 4x100 relays as a souvenir, the New York Post reports.