Pop star Britney Spears He surprised on social networks by ensuring that he has run the 100-meter dash in 5.97 seconds, a mark that not even the current world record holder, Usain Bolt, has been able to record.
According to the singer of Toxic, yesterday she managed to do this athletic test in 5 seconds for the first time, after training with times that – according to her – normally vary between 6 and 7 seconds, data that has surprised her followers since Bolt’s 2009 world record is 9.58 seconds.
The singer shared on her Instagram profile an image of a stopwatch that reads 5.97 seconds, accompanied by a message where she claims to have reached that achievement and gives advice to reach that supposed level.
“I ran my first 5 seconds !!! Overcoming the fear of pressing at the beginning is key … Once I did that, I hit 5! Usually I run in 6 or 7 seconds, on my first try it was 9 and now I succeed. Wow! 100 flat meters!”.
If Spears’s testimony is true, the star would have broken the men’s world record Already on her first attempt, which also marks distances with the female record recorded in 1988 by the American Florence Griffith Joyner with 10.49 seconds. Some users responded to the singer with the nickname “Sprintney Spears”, or titles such as “the queen of world records ”and“ queen of rounding ”.
The most ironic comment came from his own brother-in-law, Jamie Watson, who told Spears: “It is a shame that the Olympic Games have been canceled, you could have taken everyone 4 seconds ahead “. While several users considered that the artist has been mistaken for sports evidence and questioned her athletic ability when less than two months ago she fractured a foot.
In June 2019, the 38-year-old American had published videos of her intense training with which she planned to lose between three and seven kilos. “The key to my training is repetition, but that gets boringso I have a brochure that I made with everyone my favorite exercises. I usually wear headphones … music drives me away“He explained at the time.
The world record for the 100-meter dash has not been broken since 2009, when the Jamaican Usain Bolt managed to do the test in 9.58 seconds at the World Cups in Berlin, a mark that he could not repeat at the London 2012 Olympics, where he made 9.63 seconds. In women Florence Griffith Joyner set the record in 10.49 seconds, which no athlete has exceeded since 1988.