*Six-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has been added as a playable character in the popular running game for Android and Apple devices “Temple Run 2.”
Bolt’s character is available for download as a 99-cent in-app for a limited time. The is the first time the game’s developers, Imangi Studio, has based a character off of someone in real life.
He is featured in his signature yellow and green Jamaican uniform and has a special power-up feature that allows him to collect coins while in boost mode.
Since the original game was released, Bolt has been a fan and admits to playing the game regularly and even holding a record in 28 million.
“It’s an honor to be a part of such an established game,” he said in an email to The Times. “Many of my fans have told me that I should be a playable character in Temple Run, so when this opportunity was put before me, I had to say YES!”
Bold has been offered other video game deals in the past, but he said “Temple Run 2” was the best fit for him.
Bolt said he is the fastest in the game and he has the best power-up. When asked which “Temple Run 2” character is his biggest rival, Bolt said “Myself!” He explained that it’s tough “Controlling all that speed and not getting too excited. lol.”