The Jamaican track star, winner of three more Olympic gold medals in London to bring his career total to six, turns 26 today.
And after the birthday boy’s showing at the Summer Olympics, in which he became the first man to ever win back-to-back titles in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 4×100-meter relay, the self-proclaimed legend may just deserve a celebration as big as his ego.
“It’s what I came here to do,” Bolt, who’s never won less than gold at the Olympics,said after winning the 200 meters. “I’m now a legend. I’m also the greatest athlete to live.” (He did later admit that he had to “give it” to decathlon winner Ashton Eaton, the sprinter noting that the 1,500-meter run would have done him in.)
Fittingly, after making history in London, the fastest man in the world has spent the last week globetrotting. Just yesterday he was taking a helicopter tour over the Swiss Alps andtweeting pictures of the stunning view after spending the weekend in Paris.
And Bolt isn’t slowing down anytime soon.
He tweeted Friday, along with his latest Sports Illustrated cover: “Four Years Later, Golden Again…again and will again…Shhhhhhh.”