Prince Harry challenges Usain Bolt to a re-run in birthday message


Not only did Prince Harry send a personal birthday message to Usain Bolt, he also went and asked him if he was ready for a re-run.

The prince tweeted from Kensington Palace's official Twitter account @KensingtonRoyal congratulating the Olympic champion. As you've probably heard, Bolt secured his historic "triple triple" in Rio - that's winning three gold medals in three successive Games.

And Harry teased the sports star by posting a photo of himself racing ahead of Bolt in 2012. ICYMI, during a visit to Kingston, Jamaica, the prince jumped the starting gun to beat the world's fastest man.

Harry wrote: "Congratulations @usainbolt - now you're officially the greatest you might be ready for a re-run!." Finishing it with a winking emoji, he added: "Happy 30th" and signed off the message "H".

The Jamaican sprinter turned 30 on Sunday after a triumphant turn in Rio, winning the 100, 200 and 4×100 metres titles.

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Usain Bolt celebrates after anchoring his men's 4x100m relay team to gold (Martin Rickett/PA)

Harry and Bolt hit it off four years ago during the prince's Diamond Jubilee tour of Jamaica.

Bolt stepped up to the challenge, tweeting back to Harry that the re-match was on.

Awwww, that's a great bromance right there.

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Prince Harry looks pleased after beating Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt (John Stillwell/PA)