While Usain Bolt is considered by many as the greatest sprinter of all times, a 7 year old boy from Florida is already planning to break his 100m world record. Rudolph ‘Blaze’ Ingram created a stir in the internet a few months back when he sprinted 100m in just 13.48 seconds.
Rudolph’s first rise to fame was due to a video posted by NBA’s LeBron James, showing him outrunning the defenders during an American football game. He is also a three-time Amateur Athletic Union winner and dashed 60 meters in 8.69 seconds. His collection of trophies include a total tally of 36 medals, including 20 golds in the past two Amateur Athletic Union national championship.
His timing of 13.48 seconds is not only his personal best but the USA Track and Field says the previous best time for a seven-year-old in he event is 13.67. His father mentioned in an earlier post that “Proud to say my son maybe the fastest 7 year old in the world. To the top love all those hours of training paid off.” This is even more amazing considering that the world record is only around 4 seconds lower.
When Rudolph started playing football, coach Jimmy Watson was amazed by his speed and vision. “At running back, he’s very fast but even more elusive. The kid has vision like I’ve never seen in a six-year-old before. One second he’s going one way and then you blink and he’s going another way.” He mentioned. “I’ve yet to see someone put a move on him. The kid’s an all-around great player.’
Rudolph plays running back for the Tampa Ravens where he outruns boys older than him regularly. Speaking about being an all-rounder, Rudolph is also a consistent performer in the Cahoon Elementary School in Tampa, bagging A-grades for Science, Introduction to Computers, Music and Physical Education. In addition, the 3 foot-11 kid is also a social media influencer and a fitness model.
He has already gathered a significant number of followers in Instagram and regularly shares photos with his four-year-old brother on his page. In a post that speaks a lot about his attitude, Rudolph mentioned that “My Father Told Me (@ftf_kool) That You Win Mentally Before You Win Physically I’m #1 Before The Race Start.”
In an interview, Rudolph expressed his desire to beat Mr. Bolt’s records when he grows up. “I’m gonna be the fastest man in the world. When I’m older I’m going to race Usain Bolt – and I’m going to win.” he declared.
Ingram Sr., who is extremely supportive to his son, mentioned that,” You got to stay behind your child and constantly support them and water them. They’ll eventually grow to be something.”