Bolt is poetry in motion claims film star Danny Glover

Danny Glover and Usain Bolt

World’s fastest man Usain Bolt can add film star Danny Glover to his list of admirers and the Hollywood legend had little problem in naming the Jamaican as the greatest sprinter ever.

The 69-year-old American actor has seen plenty of track and field talent in his time, among them sprinting legends Carl Lewis and Jessie Owens.  Glover, however, believes Bolt’s unique physical abilities puts him in a different class.

"I don't think there's been an athlete like that. There's never been a sprinter with the gifts... and the area that he covers in a short period of time. It's amazing.  It's poetry, it's beautiful to watch. Poetry in motion,” Glover told Jamaican new publication Jamaica Observer.

Bolt recently faced down another noted American sprinter, Justin Gatlin, at the Beijing World Championships.  The double world record holder had been caught short on form heading into the championships, but still did enough to hold off the in-form Gatlin over both the 100m and 200m events. 

Gatlin has vowed to return stronger for next year’s Rio Olympics but the Lethal Weapon, and The Color Purple star’s money will still be on Bolt.

 "I think he will win in Rio, and he will win at [age] 32 as well," Glover said.

"I'm a big fan of his," Glover added. "He's the greatest runner ever, without a doubt."


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