Bolt enters space race in zero gravity sprint

Usain Bolt struggled to match his pace of old -- albeit in weightless conditions | © Mumm/Novespace/AFP | Laurent Theillet
Usain Bolt struggled to match his pace of old -- albeit in weightless conditions | © Mumm/Novespace/AFP | Laurent Theillet

Paris (AFP) |

The 32-year-old briefly broke off from his pursuit of a professional football career with Australia’s Central Coast Mariners to travel to France for the event.

Dressed in a spacesuit, Bolt was aboard a zero gravity Airbus as part of an event sponsored by a champagne brand.

The plane performed a series of parabolas as Bolt and two other guests experienced a phase of weightlessness for 22 seconds, time for a race to be staged within the cabin.

The eight-time Olympic champion and 100m and 200m world record holder called time on his athletics career last year.

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