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Usain Bolt: Class Act

Jamaican cuts off reporter so he can stand at attention for American national anthem

Some call Usain Bolt a punk when he celebrates his victories in the face of those he’s vanquished. But he’s the fastest man alive. That’s not a position for the humble.

Yet the Jamaican Olympian proved the other day he’s pure class:  Midway through an on-track interview, Bolt cut off the reporter, pointing to the podium. The U.S. national anthem was playing, and Bolt, the Jamaican who prides himself on beating Americans, stopped talking and stood at attention. The reporter followed suit, turning herself to the podium.

And then Bolt finished his interview.

The fastest man in the world knows when to slow down and pay a little respect.

Watch it here, courtesy of Video Truffle (1:56).

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