Remember the name Rudolph Ingram – aka Blaze – because he is on track to become the fastest man on the planet. He’s only seven, but Rudolph has already been compared to Usain Bolt for his speed on the track.
On Sunday he recorded his best time, running 100 meters in 13.48 seconds. Usain Bolt’s record – and the young boy’s target to beat -was 9.58 seconds.
Rudolph’s proud dad, Rudolph Senior, aka Coach Kool, has been posting on Instagram about his son’s achievements. He wrote: ‘Proud To Say My Son Maybe The Fastest 7 Year Old In The World. To The Top Love All Those Hours Of Training Payed Off.’
Not only is he a whizz on the track, he is also doing well at school with A grades in Science, Introduction to Computers, Music and Physical Education, and B grades in Language Arts, Social Studies and Art at Cahoon Elementary School in Tampa. He first came to international attention last August, but managed to get his sub-14 second time at the weekend. Blaze previously said:
‘I work hard at practice to set the bar high for my teammates. I want to show them we need to give it all we’ve got. If they don’t know how to do something, I show them how to do it. I always tell them “You practice how you play”.’