Comedian Kevin Hart took to social media on Wednesday to share what he called a public service announcement: “The age 40 is real. Respect that age or that age will make you respect it,” Hart said. Hart and former NFL running back Stevan Ridley (formerly of the New England Patriots) raced the 40-yard dash, according to Hart, and the result wasn’t pretty.
“Me and Stevan got into a little debate,” Hart said. “This debate was based off of who is faster, those that know me know I’m real fast.” Hart is 44, and says he was attempting to do some “young man stuff”: a terrible mistake. Hart and Ridley, who is 34, bet on who would win a 40-yard dash. “I can’t walk,” said Hart. “This is 44.”
“Got to be the stupidest man alive,” Hart said of himself, who is now (allegedly) in a wheelchair for six to eight weeks, presumably with a severe groin injury. “What are we competing for at this age? What am I doing? Why’d I even race?”
Hart is not new to the running scene–he ran the 2017 New York Marathon, and the 2018 Chicago Marathon, after which he summed up what it feels like to hit a wall while running. “Ran 21 miles straight, broke down at mile 22, felt like somebody was on the roof with a little thing called a cramp gun,” Hart shared.
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The comedian can also boast that he once beat Usain Bolt, albeit with a significant head start. The eight-time Olympic champion and 100m and 200m world record holder starred in a Poker Stars (an online poker cardroom) commercial alongside Hart, who had a 30-metre head start.