Usain Bolt rebounded from the crash by doing a backwards roll and resuming his victory jog around the track

By Tierney McAfee
Updated August 27, 2015 03:05 PM
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He may be the fastest human alive, but he couldn’t outrun this rear-ender.

As Usain Bolt was celebrating his fourth 200-meter win in a row at the World Championships in Beijing on Thursday, the Jamaican sprinter was unexpectedly bowled over by a Segway-riding photographer.

Bolt was in the middle of a 20-minute victory lap around the track when the photographer lost control of his Segway and veered into the sprinter, sending them both crashing to the ground.

Ever the athlete, Bolt rebounded by doing a backwards roll, leaping to his feet and resuming his victory jog around the track.

Although he later revealed that the crash left him with a cut on his leg, both the runner and the photographer escaped the incident largely unscathed. Yes, that means it’s safe to laugh now.

Bolt himself showed his sense of humor about the incident when, upon viewing the video for the first time, he said, “Oh, took me out like! Bro!”