Usain Bolt estimately ate 1,000 McDonald’s chicken McNuggets during the Beijing Olympics.“Honestly, I ate nothing else in all my time out in China except chicken nuggets,” Bolt wrote in “The Fastest Man Alive,” one of his autobiographies.
“They were the only food I could properly trust which wouldn’t affect my stomach. On arriving at the [pre-Olympic] training camp I’d tried a local Chinese meal, which wasn’t like the ones we we eat in the West, and my body didn’t react well. So, knowing I could rely on nuggets, i made up my mind that was all I would eat. And eat them I did, for breakfast, lunch and dinner, washed down with bottled water.”
Jamaican athelete break world records in 100m in 9.69 seconds, 200m in 19.30 seconds and 4x100m in 37.10 seconds at 2008 games. “Man, I should have gotten a gold medal for all that chowing down,” Bolt reportedly wrote in “ Faster than Lighting,” his other autobiography.
With a different diet, Bolt returned to Beijing for the 2015 World Championship, he again swept the 100m, 200m and 4x100m. “They really are providing a lot better food here than in 2008, so no chicken nuggets for me this year,” he added.
Bolt’s love for chicken was permanent. In the last season in 2017, he showed up at Jamaica’s group step classes on morning after fried chicken dinner.