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Mickey Rourke claims he beat Usain Bolt in a race

Take a sprinter with three Olympic gold medals at the top of his game. Take a 59-year-old actor who's seen better days. Make them race and guess who wins.

Oh and we forgot to say, add alcohol.

This is the situation which befell unlikely friends Usain Bolt and Mickey Rourke at 4am outside a members club in London. You'll be a tad surprised to hear who won...

"It was just that time of the night, you know, when anything can happen," Rourke told Yahoo!. So I went up to him and I said, 'Come on, you are the world's fastest man, let's go.' "

And then this is when things get weird...

"There was a space in the street of about 30 metres," Rourke said. "I got him to back up about four paces, we set off and I got him by a few inches."

That's right, Mickey Rourke allegedly beat Usain Bolt in a race. True(ish) story. But with Tequila involved, it might have tipped the scales a little in Rourke's favour.

Otherwise, you might want to reconsider that bet you placed on Bolt to win next week...

(Image: Rex Features)