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Jamaica's Usain Bolt gestures to the crowd after winning the men's 100-metre final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Sunday.

PAUL HACKETT/Reuters

So what does the world's fastest man eat on the day of the big race? That's what the world press, or at least one member, wanted to know after Usain Bolt won the 100 metres in 9.63.

For the record he had:

For breakfast: Hash browns, fruit, apple juice and a chicken wrap from McDonalds. "It had vegetables so it was healthy," he noted.

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Lunch: Rice and some chicken and pork.

"And that was it," he said. "I didn't eat as much because I didn't want to feel too full."

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Paul Waldie has been an award-winning journalist with The Globe and Mail for more than 10 years. He has won three National Newspaper Awards for business coverage and been nominated for a Michener Award for meritorious public service journalism. He has also won a Sports Media Canada award for sports writing and authored a best-selling biography of the McCain family. More

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