Usain Bolt likes chicken nuggets... in fact, he loves them. The Olympic athlete recently admitted to eating 1,000 chicken nuggets during the 2008 Olympics. On Nov. 4, Yahoo! News reported that Bolt revealed the guilty pleasure in his new memoir. In the book, Bolt calls Chinese food "odd" and says that he transitioned slowly to Chicken McNuggets from McDonald's.
"At first I ate a box of 20 [McNuggets] for lunch, then another for dinner. 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," Bolt explained.
Usain Bolt's chicken nuggets obsession seems odd given the fact that fast food isn't the best thing for one's body. It's clear that Bolt runs those calories right off, but how much substance and nutrition is really in chicken nuggets? He admits that he eventually got to the point where he was eating "100 nuggets every 24 hours for 10 days straight." Mathematically... that's 1,000 chicken nuggets.
However, the intake of the nuggets didn't hurt Bolt's skills. "He happened to win gold medals in the 100 meter, 200 meter, and 4x100 meter relay events," Yahoo! News reports. Quite fascinating.
No word if Usain Bolt still eats chicken nuggets regularly.
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