Mini Usain Bolt: 7-year-old leaves track competitors far behind as he sprints 100 meters in a blazing 13.48 seconds

The recent video that was posted shows that the boy can now run 100 meters in a blistering 13.48 seconds and even dash 60 meters in just 8.69 seconds


                            Mini Usain Bolt: 7-year-old leaves track competitors far behind as he sprints 100 meters in a blazing 13.48 seconds

Rudolph "Blaze" Ingram is a 7-year-old who felt the need for speed and decided to run after it. The boy is 1.5 seconds closer to being the next Usain Bolt, who is the fastest man on Earth, and he's still in elementary school.

In a new video that was posted on the Florida sprinter's Instagram page on February 10, the child shows that he has improved since the extraordinary 100-meter race that he completed in 14.59 seconds last August. The recent video that was posted shows that the boy can now run the same distance in a blistering 13.48 seconds and even dash 60 meters in just 8.69 seconds.

Daily Mail compared this feat to Jamaican sprinter Bolt who has recorded the fastest human foot speed in his 9.58-second run in Berlin a decade ago. The athlete moved at a blinding rate of 27.8mph (44.72kmph) when he finished the 20-meter distance between 60 meters and 80 meters in 1.61 seconds. 

While Ingram's speed is not known, he did 'blaze' past his peers on the track sporting blue and orange Nike sneakers and a kit that had a flame. A picture was taken of him with a serious look on his face as he got ready to run in one of the sprints along with the caption: "My Father Told Me (@ftf_kool ) That You Win Mentally Before You Win Physically I'm #1 Before The Race Start."

His father, who also manages the boy's Instagram account, posted on the social media platform about the amazing improvement saying: "Proud To Say My Son Maybe The Fastest 7 Year Old In The World. To The Top Love All Those Hours Of Training Payed Off."

The boy has even been able to defeat adults who have challenged him to races and the moments were shared on his account in which he would race past them. He now has a following of 318,000 who believe that he will be the next fastest man on Earth. The 7-year-old who is a social media influencer and a fitness model is talented in class as well. An image of his February report card shows A and B grades in all his subjects. The caption reads: "Work hard in class and on the field."

Ingram, who is a three-time Amateur Athletic Union winner, became famous in August last year when he showed off his incredible speed on the football field. His father Rudolph Ingram Senior, an American football coach, told his son that only his hard work has got him where he is currently as an all-round running back and safety in the Tampa Bay Ravens Youth team class of 2028.


 

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Blaze told Youth 1 in an interview in 2017: "I work hard at practice to set the bar high for my teammates. I want to show them we need to give it all we've got. If they don't know how to do something, I show them how to do it. I always tell them, 'You practice how you play'." Jimmy Watson, the boy's coach, told the publication, however, that the budding Florida Gators player has been spotted giving his peers constructive criticism.

He said: "My players see Blaze doing something they'll be right behind him. His eyes are always on the prize. If one of his fellow teammates slacks, he walks up to them individually and calls them out on it." Blaze uses his track talents to help with his football and vice versa, and this is something that caught the attention of basketball legend LeBron James in summer last year. Ever since then, the six-pack boasting elementary school student has thousands of people watching his every move. Former NFL star Devin Hester is also one of his fans. 


 

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Blaze has a younger brother who is also on the route to stardom but the little 4-year-old isn't as skilled as his older brother just yet. The little one is nicknamed Mr. Wrong Way after he rose to fame in October last year for running with the ball in the opposite direction by mistake but then turning the game around and scoring touchdowns.

His social media catchphrase on his own account, which is managed by his father, says: "It's not how you start it's how you finish." At his first ever track meet that took place over the weekend, the pint-sized sprinter seemed to be distracted by all the attention he was getting from the stands and he came fifth overall in the race.


 

First Track Meet Mr.Wrong Way 💪🏾💪🏾

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Blaze's little brother doesn't seem too serious about the whole thing as commenters on his social media account, which has almost 8,000 followers, noted how he would look at the stands directly at where the camera was placed before continuing with the run. 

However, cameras or no cameras little Blaze is surely turning out to be a phenom.