Known more for his carpool karaoke segments than his sprinting ability, James Corden traded in the microphone for a pair of running shoes to go head-to-head with the world’s fastest man.
Usain Bolt, following his triple gold performance in Rio, made an appearance on The Late Late Show hosted by the British comedian. Alongside Corden was the staff of the CBS show as well as a celebrity appearance from actor Owen Wilson as they all raced Bolt in a 100m dash in the studio’s parking lot.
The end result should come as no big surprise as Bolt has won the 100m, 200m and 4x100m at each of the previous Olympic Games, the only athlete in history to complete the sprint triple-triple. He holds the world record in the three marquee sprint events and is also one of the world’s most recognizable sports figures.
There was no lack of hype for the 100m race as Bolt dubbed it the “race of the year” on his Instagram account.
100m race on The Late Late Show
The video describes Corden and Bolt as the “titans of fitness” while Wilson, popular for his roles in Wedding Crashers and Zoolander, among other hit films, is noted for being “jet-lagged.” Before the group of runners were able get a fair start, Wilson jumped the gun and was called out for the infraction.
Bolt easily won the race and started celebrating early reminiscent of his 2008 Olympic 100m win when he set the then-world record of 9.68. Corden, who was sporting a Jamaica kit to match Bolt, finished mid-pack and had leaned across the finish line.
Bolt interview on The Late Late Show
The late night show airs at 12:37 a.m. Monday to Friday.
Bolt has been busy since the Olympics making appearances on talk shows and fielding interview requests as he prepares for what is believed to be his final year of track and field in 2017. The day before the race with James Corden was released, Bolt appeared on Ellen to chat marriage and medals.