The prince, who playfully raced the fastest man alive in 2012, tweeted his congratulations following a successful Rio Games

By Simon Perry
Updated August 22, 2016 09:20 AM
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With nine Olympic gold medals to his name following another successful Olympic Games, Usain Bolt had a lot to celebrate over the weekend – including his birthday!

And when he turned 30 on Sunday, the fastest man alive also got a special wish – from someone who cheekily beat him in a race four years ago.

Prince Harry sent cheers to his medal-winning pal via Twitter. And then he asked for another dash along the 100-meter track.

The prince was referring to the hilarious moment in 2012 when he visited Bolt in Jamaica – and beat him by jokingly jumping the gun in a fun race.

“Congratulations @usainbolt – now you’re officially the greatest you might be ready for a re-run. Happy 30th – H,” the royal wrote.

For Bolt, the admiration is clearly mutual. In 2012, he told reporters Harry was “cool, very down to earth. 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.”

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Although most of the tweets under the Kensington Palace account are written by staffers, Harry occasionally posts his own, personally signing a few in recent months.

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Harry, along with Prince William and Princess Kate, also delivered a congratulatory message to Team GB following the Rio Games.

“We have really enjoyed following your achievements across such a wide variety of sports during the last two weeks,” they wrote. “London 2012 was a hard act to follow, but you have made the entire country proud of everything you have accomplished.

“You should arrive home knowing that you have delighted millions of people across the Home Nations, many of whom have stayed up late, night after night, to share in your celebrations.

“We all know that this success does not come easy and is the culmination of years of hard work, passionate commitment, sheer grit and determination. You are an inspiration to us all, young and old.”

Harry is currently working on conservation projects in Africa, including assisting in the transportation of 500 elephants across Malawi in what his office call a “private working trip.” He is expected back in the U.K. in September.