Prince Harry "races" Usain Bolt in Jamaica

Britain's Prince Harry is first out of the blocks against Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt, Tuesday March 6 2012 at a mock race at the University of the West Indies, in Jamaica. Harry is touring the Caribbean as part of a Diamond Jubilee tour in honor of Queen Elizabeth II as she celebrates 60 years on the throne. His visit comes as the new prime minister, Portia Simpson Miller, has called anew for the severing of ties with the British monarchy. (AP PhotoJohn Stillwell/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE John Stillwell

Prince Harry is first out of the blocks against Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt on March 6, 2012, at a mock race at the University of the West Indies, in Jamaica.
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(CBS News) Prince Harry took part in a "race" against Olympic champion Usain Bolt Monday during his visit to Jamaica.

The prince and the Jamaican sprinter took to the track for the mock showdown at University of West Indies Stadium in Kingston.

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After a false start, Harry, 27, sprinted down the track while a laughing Bolt jogged behind him, the BBC reports.

"He cheated. I said we would have a rematch in London 2012 and Harry said 'I'm busy,'" he joked.

Bolt, 25, also praised the prince, according to the BBC.

"He's cool, very down to earth," he said. "When you meet dignitaries you think it will be difficult but he just wanted to laugh - it was an honor and a pleasure to meet him."

But, Bolt added, "I'm still the fastest man in the world so he has a long way to go."

Harry is in Jamaica as part of his trip celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, which marks her 60 years on the throne. The tour previously brought him to Belize and the Bahamas.

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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