Usain Bolt just slashed two tenths off his world record 100-meter sprint time, crushing it—and opponent Justin Gatlin— in 9.79 seconds in Bejing over the weekend. We're not sure what fueled this particular victory, but we do know that the Jamaican sprinter consumed close to 100 chicken nuggets a day while competing in the Beijing Olympics. “At first I ate a box of 20 for lunch, then another for dinner,” he wrote in his autobiography Faster Than Lightning. “The next day I had two boxes for breakfast, one for lunch and then another couple in the evening. I even grabbed some fries and an apple pie to go with it.” His other secret weapon: boiled yams, which are packed with Vitamin C and potassium.
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