By Allie Chinander
Ever wanted to run as fast as Usain Bolt? Now you can. The fastest man to ever walk the earth has taken a new form – virtually.
Bolt, Jamaica’s most decorated athlete and three-time track world record holder (not to mention six-time Olympic gold medalist), has taken a new stage as one of the characters in Imangi’s mobile game Temple Run 2.
For a limited time, you can add the Usain Bolt character to your copy of Temple Run 2 for $0.99 through an in-app purchase. Once you do, you can run, swing and slide their way around new obstacles and environments with Bolt’s lightning speed while celebrating your achievements in style with his signature pose.
While preparing for the IAAF World Championships later this moth, Bolt answered a few questions about his role in Temple Run 2, his real life experiences compared to the game and how much of a gamer he is himself.
You could call Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson and Chicago Bears receiver Devin Hester the cheetahs of the NFL. Johnson set a record at the 2008 NFL Combine by running a 4.24 40-yard dash, and Hester's 12 punt returns for touchdowns are the most in NFL history.
So yeah, these guys are fast. But to find out how fast, they're going to race the world's speediest land mammal: The two stars will race a cheetah — yes, a cheetah — for the upcoming TV show Man vs. Cheetah, which will air on Nat Geo Wild in November.
When the race was announced last week, it got everyone talking. Us? It got us thinking about what other athlete-animal races we'd like to see. Check out the four matchups below, and tell us who you think would win in a race!
Several NFL teams reported for the start of training camp last week, officially kicking off the 2013 season. As players and coaches try to regroup after a busy summer highlighted by big-time free agent deals (Mike Wallace to the Dolphins) and blockbuster trades (Darrelle Revis to the Bucs), training camp is where they start to put all of the pieces in place.
After a whirlwind of an offseason, here are five storylines to keep an eye on.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama congratulated the University of Louisville men's basketball team on working toward a single goal -- "to bust my bracket. Obama picked Indiana to win the 2013 NCAA tournament, but Louisville came out on top. For that, the Cardinals were rewarded with an appearance with the president in the White House East Room.
For a lefty, everything went right for Phil Mickelson on Sunday when he hoisted the claret jug as British Open Champion, inching himself one step closer to the ultimate prize: the Grand Slam.
Mickelson hadn’t made much of a mark on this tournament until his big win Sunday – not even cracking a top-10 finish in all his years of playing. Yet, the golf gods were on his side Sunday as he wedged himself among the leaders and finished with four birdies on his final six shots to claim his first British Open victory.
With the British Open now under his belt, along with his 2004 Masters win and 2005 PGA Championship win, the only major tournament he’s still missing is the U.S. Open. Seventh time’s got to be the charm for Mickelson as he’s found himself runner-up a whopping six times (1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2013). If he’s able to claim a U.S. Open victory, he’ll make his name among only five other golfers who have been able to complete a career Grand Slam.
Here’s look at the Grand Slam winners through the ages:
Just a few weeks after winning his battle against ‘Michigan,’ Columbus’ cancer survivor Grant Reed, 12, will get an opportunity to see his favorite team do the same.
Michigan Head Coach Brady Hoke surprised the Reed family with a phone call earlier yesterday, inviting them to attend this year’s Ohio State-Michigan game in Ann Arbor as personal guests of the university.
The Buckeyes, fresh off of a 12-0 season under Head Coach Urban Meyer, are the favorite to win the Big Ten title and are viewed as contenders for the BCS National Championship. The Wolverines will look to bounce back after a close loss to 11th-ranked South Carolina in last year’s Outback Bowl and are also favorites to contend for a conference title.
And when the two teams meet in the final week of the season, with title hopes on the line, Grant, along with his father Troy, mother Denise, and younger brother Collin, 9, will be there to lead the charge.
NASCAR drive Joey Logano is a champ on the track, but how will he stand up against the demands of a TV show? We'll find out tonight at 9 p.m. when Logano guest stars on the Disney XD show Lab Rats! But before he makes his big Disney debut, Logano took some time to share some of his favorite things with SI Kids. Check out the list below, then watch a preview of his appearance on Lab Rats!