Britney Spears claims she beat Usain Bolt's record by running 100m in less than 6 seconds

Sarah Carty
Features & Style Editor

She’s smashed record sales and won countless awards and now Britney Spears is claiming she’s beaten Usain Bolt’s world record for the 100-metre dash by four seconds. 

It seems like the Baby One More Time singer has been very busy while self-isolating, as she took to her Instagram account to post a screenshot of her latest workout stats, telling fans that she had managed to run 100 metres in 5.97 seconds. 

Britney Spears has copped some flak online after claiming to have beaten Usain Bolt's world record. Photo: Instagram/Britney Spears
Britney uploaded this image to her Instagram account, which she has since deleted. Photo: Instagram/Britney Spears.

The current men’s world record holder for the 100-metre spring is Jamaican runner Usain Bolt, who completed it in 9.58 seconds at the Berlin World Athletics Championships in 2009. 

American Florence Griffith-Joyner holds the women’s world record title for the 100-metre dash, with a time of 10.49 seconds which she set in 1988. 

While Britney’s post has since been taken down from Instagram, he caption read: "Ran my first 5 !!!! Getting over your fear of pushing it in the beginning is key …. once I did that I hit 5 !!!!!

"Usually I run 6 or 7 …. my first try was 9 …. and now I did it whoop !!!!! 100 meter dash."

The current men’s world record holder for the 100-metre spring is Jamaican runner Usain Bolt, who completed it in 9.58 seconds at the Berlin World Athletics Championships in 2009. Photo: Getty Images

People were quick to call Britney out online, with one person writing: "Patriots sign Britney Spears after record-shattering 100m dash."

"She's four seconds faster than Usain Bolt!,” another person pointed out. 

Earlier in the week, Britney took part in the ‘Do Your Part Challenge’ on Instagram, telling her fans that she would help them out with food or diapers if they just privately messaged her. She also nominated Will Smith, Kate Hudson and her other half, Sam Asghari to take part in the challenge. 

It remains to be seen whether self-isolation will make Britney want to go back to her musical roots.

At the begging of this month, the star’s 13-year-old son, Jayden, went rogue on Instagram Live, answering questions about his mum’s alleged retirement.

The teenager said he hasn’t actually seen her do anything new in music lately.

"I remember one time I asked her, 'Mom, what happened to your music? And she was like, 'I dunno honey I think I might just quit it.' I was like, 'What? What are you saying? You know how much bank you make off that stuff?’,” he said.

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