The world's fastest man Usain Bolt and Canadian challenger Andre De Grasse have a charming friendship going. In the preliminary races and the finals of the men's 100-meter, there was a lot of mutual respect going back and forth between the two. That continued Wednesday when the pair were far enough ahead of the other runners that they basically had a joke between each other in the middle of the race.
The pair ran the men's 200-meter semifinal Wednesday and had a good laugh down the home stretch. Bolt had everyone beat with just a little bit to go and was clearly taking his foot off the gas a bit. De Grasse did not, he tried to push through and move past the most legendary sprinter there ever was.
De Grasse, with a smile on his face, tried to gun it past Bolt, surprising him by pushing hard when he was clearly going to qualify for the final. That got a big smile from Bolt, who gave a little push at the last second to make sure that De Grasse didn't pass him, even if it was just a qualifying race. They finished first and second, and Bolt gave De Grasse a wag of the finger after they cross the finish line, as if to let him know that he's not letting anyone past,no matter what the circumstances are.