Fri, September 20, 2013

Golden arches powered golden 100M dash, Olympic champ Usain Bolt says

By QMI Agency


Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates winning gold in the 100M men's final Sunday at the London Games. His race-day meal, he says, included McDonald's. (AL CHAREST/QMI AGENCY)

Move over, Jared Fogle — Usain Bolt could grab your gold medal in fast-food eating.

The Subway pitchman, who at age 20 weighed 425 pounds but gained fame after losing 245 pounds eating solely at the sandwich shop for a year, may be no match for the world's fastest man, who made history at the 2012 Games Sunday mere hours after eating at ... wait for it ... McDonald's.

According to Gordon Rayner, a reporter with England's Telegraph newspaper, Bolt prepared for his golden dash by having breakfast at McDonald's, specifically a wrap.

"It had vegetables in it, so don't judge me," Bolt joked.

In a post-race press conference, Bolt discussed his race-day meal: "I had some plantains, some hash browns, fruit, then a wrap from McDonald's. For lunch I had rice and pork and some apple juice."

That sound you hear is a McDonald's executive screaming with joy.

The fast-food chain's public image had been hammered in recent years, and was absolutely savaged after the success of the 2004 documentary Super Size Me, in which a man ate nothing but McDonald's for a month and documented the health woes that followed.

The international company, though, has worked to rebrand itself since, introducing salads and other healthy options into its menu.