Britney Spears’ claim that she managed to sprint 100 metres in under six seconds was a joke, the singer has revealed.
The US pop star took to Instagram on Wednesday (March 25) to tell fans the news, writing that she usually completes the run in “6 or 7” seconds but managed to crack the five-second mark on her latest attempt. Usain Bolt currently hold’s the world record 100m sprint at 9.58 seconds, achieved at the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Berlin.
“Ran my first 5 !!!! Getting over your fear of pushing it in the beginning is key …. once I did that I hit 5 !!!!! Usually I run 6 or 7 …. my first try was 9 …. and now I did it whoop !!!!! 100 meter dash 🏃🏼♀️🌸💕😉 !!!!!” she wrote in a since-deleted post (screenshot below).
Britney Spears claiming to have broken the 100m world record by nearly four seconds is my favourite self-isolation content of the week so far pic.twitter.com/RYPbBNKme5
— Andy Ha (@AndyHa_) March 26, 2020
Now, the ‘Toxic’ singer has clarified the situation in a caption beneath a new video of her trying on different dresses. “Obviously I was joking about running the 100 meter dash in 5.97 seconds…the world record is held by Usain Bolt which is 9.58 seconds…but you better believe I’m coming for the world record.” She rounded off the comment with the hashtags #joking and #workbitch.
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Okay I guess I’m bored …. in my home for two weeks of quarantine and I’m modeling dresses I never knew I had 😂😂👗👠💕🙄 !!!! I tried to screen shot a picture but it didn’t work 🤷♀️🤷♀️🤷♀️ I realized I had my hair in a pony tail and no shoes 😂😂😅 anyhow I got this cute video !!! I was tired of being still so I got up to go dance in this orange dress 💃🏼 ….. and do you know what I just learned today ??!? That orange symbolizes wealth, success, stimulation, happiness, fun, balance, sexuality, enjoyment, expression, heat, sunshine, and warmth ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️🧘🏼♀️ and that’s how I felt when I put it on !!!!!! PS …. obviously I was joking about running the 100 meter dash in 5.97 seconds …. the world record is held by Usain Bolt which is 9.58 seconds …. but you better believe I’m coming for the world record 😂 !!!! #joking #workbitch
The post, originally shared on the account of Mimi Zhu, said: “During this time of isolation, we need connection now more than ever. Call your loved ones, write virtual love letters. Technologies like virtual communication, streaming and broadcasting are part of our community collaboration.
“We will learn to kiss and hold each other through the waves of the web. We will feed each other, re-destribute [sic] wealth, strike. We will understand our own importance from the places we must stay. Communion moves beyond walls. We can still be together.”
And in the previous week, the singer used her Instagram account to hit out at “bullies” who post “mean comments” on her page.