Britney Spears Causes Confusion With Running Claim

She later clarified she was joking
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 27, 2020 6:29 AM CDT
Britney Spears Claims She's World's Fastest Human
Britney Spears at the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on April 12, 2018.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – The world's fastest land mammal is the cheetah, but Britney Spears is a very close second, according to Britney Spears. The singer caused quite a bit of confusion on Instagram Wednesday when she claimed to have run the 100-meter dash in less than six seconds, smashing Usain Bolt's world record of 9.58 seconds. A since-deleted screenshot of her stopwatch (see evidence here) showed a time of 00:05.97, reports BuzzFeed.

"Ran my first 5," she wrote. "Usually I run 6 or 7 ... my first try was 9 … and now I did it … 100 meter dash." That time would mean Spears ran about as fast as a cheetah. But apparently people just don't get Spears' sense of humor. A day later, she shared a video of her trying on clothes, adding in the caption, "obviously I was joking about running the 100 meter dash in 5.97 seconds," per Billboard. But "you better believe I'm coming for the world record," she added. (Read more Britney Spears stories.)

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