- Britney Spears clarified that she didn't beat Usain Bolt's 100-meter dash world record in an Instagram post on Thursday.
- The 38-year-old pop star initially claimed that she ran 100 meters in an astounding 5.97 seconds in an Instagram post on Wednesday, squashing the Olympian's 2009 record of 9.58 seconds.
- The "Toxic" singer has since deleted the post and confirmed that it was a joke.
- "PS …. obviously I was joking about running the 100 meter dash in 5.97 seconds …. the world record is held by Usain Bolt which is 9.58 seconds …. but you better believe I'm coming for the world record," she captioned an Instagram video of herself modeling dresses.
- Although Spears has cleared the air, fans have continued to create memes about the pop star's victory against Bolt.
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Britney Spears said that she didn't beat Olympian Usain Bolt's world record of running the 100 meter dash in 9.58 seconds.
The 38-year-old pop star was met with surprised reactions when she announced that she'd run 100 meters in 5.97 seconds in a since-deleted Instagram post on Wednesday.
"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," she captioned a screenshot of her timer.
People pointed out that her sprint time squashed Bolt's 2009 world record by three whole seconds, and the "Toxic" singer cleared the air on Thursday, stating that she wasn't serious about her claim.
"PS …. obviously I was joking about running the 100 meter dash in 5.97 seconds …. the world record is held by Usain Bolt which is 9.58 seconds," she captioned an Instagram video of herself modeling a series of dresses.
She added, "But you better believe I'm coming for the world record."
Although Spears confirmed that Bolt continues to hold the 100-meter sprint world record, some of the pop star's fans took to Twitter to express their support for her.
Other users sped up videos of Bolt's 100-meter dash to show what it would look like for a human to run the distance in 5.97 seconds.
Some people created memes about Spears and Bolt facing off in a race, joking about the pop star's victory over the athlete.
And while Spears didn't actually beat Bolt by three seconds, an eternity in an Olympic-level 100-meter dash, some users imagined the "Circus" singer at the finish line, patiently waiting for the athlete to catch up.
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