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Kylian Mbappé Accepts Usain Bolt’s Challenge: “I Don’t Think I Stand Much of a Chance”

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The PSG player agreed to a possible duel with Usain Bolt in the 100 meters after it emerged a few months ago that the Frenchman had run 100 meters in about 10.90 seconds.

Mbappé accepts the challenge. The PSG player agreed to “compete” in a 100-meter race against the world record holder for the distance, Usain Bolt, although he said, “I don’t think I stand much of a chance.”

This is how the French player joked when asked about the possibility at a recent Nike event and his ‘Inspired by KM’ foundation.

This challenge “was born” a few months ago when BBC social media reported that Mbappé had “recorded an estimated time of 10.90 seconds in the 100 meters” during a match. The athletics world joked about that time, from Michael Johnson to the International Athletics Federation.

This led to a fun exchange of messages between the Frenchman and Bolt. “The girls are faster,” joked the Jamaican, who also threw down the challenge, in addition to stating that the Frenchman inspires him, as he admitted on the red carpet at the Laureus Awards.

“He has a special talent. Mbappé is very fast. Very fast with the ball,” he said.

When questioned about the possibility of competing against the world record holder in the 100-meter event, Mbappé also praised the former sprinter.

“Knowing that I inspire someone like that is really rewarding. He also inspired everyone. And I think everyone stayed up late to watch a Usain Bolt race. I can say the feeling is mutual, and I admired him before he did me,” he said, according to Marca.

Regarding the chance in a hypothetical duel, the Frenchman was also clear, albeit with a laugh. “I don’t think I stand much of a chance. But it would be nice for fun. Why not one day, if we both have time, do something nice?” he assured.

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