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Usain Bolt adopts a cheetah

November 2, 2009 |  3:48 pm

Usain Bolt with a cheetah

The world's fastest man has adopted the world's fastest animal.

Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt adopted a cheetah cub today in Kenya's Nairobi National Park.

According to Reuters, Bolt used to be scared of cheetahs because they could outrun him, but he changed his mind after bottle feeding the cute, little critter.

The Jamaican sprinter welcomed the cub as part of his family. The animal's new name? Lightning Bolt.

We're hoping Bolt doesn't fall victim to "101 Dalmatians" syndrome and try to get rid of the cheetah once it gets older, less cuddly and more feral. We're keeping an eye on you, Usain.

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-- Mark Milian

Photo: Roberto Schmidt / AFP/Getty Images

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