Rudolph “Blaze” Ingram might be the fastest kid in the world, and he’s got the footwork to prove it.
At just 7 years old, Ingram is closer to following in the footsteps of Olympian Usain Bolt as the fastest man on earth after sprinting a 100-meter race in just 13.48 seconds. A video posted on the youth’s Instagram page over the weekend shows him darting down the track, leaving his competitors in the dust.
His latest race time is a slight improvement from his staggering feat last August when he completed the same 100-meter race in 14 seconds and dashed 60 meters in an impressive 8.69 seconds, according to the Daily Mail. Bolt, a Jamaican sprinter, set the record for the fastest human foot speed during his 9.58-second sprint in Berlin in 2009, moving at a rate of 28.7 mph.
“Proud to say my son may be the fastest 7 year old in the world,” Ingram’s father, Rudolph Ingram Sr., wrote on Instagram. “To the top love, all those hours of practice paid.
The youngster’s 372,000 online followers definitely agreed and showered with praise for a job well done.
“I just want to let you know your son inspires me so much and motivates me to do better in everything I do,” one fan wrote.” I don’t know you or your son but I am so proud of your guys. You just gained an offical fan I will be rooting for all of you for your whole lives. Go snatch your destiny!!!🙌🔥👏”
“Look at the speed of this kid!” another chimed in. “He is going to be a star!”
One fan joked that Ingram was so fast, he made “everyone else look like turtles.”
His amazing talents have caught the attention of pro-athletes like Lebron James and Tampa Bay Buccaneers players Mike Evans and O.J. Howard.
The 2nd grader isn’t only a star on the track, but in the classroom too. An Instagram post of his February report card shows all A’s in music class, physical education, Introduction to Computers and science. The 7-year-old also racked up B’s in art, social studies and language arts.
“STUDENT Athlete A/B Honor Roll,” his father, who manages the account, captioned the photo. “Work Hard In Class And On The Field.”
Speaking to Tampa’s ABC Action News, Rudolph Ingram Sr. said he is “overly proud” of his son, but said the goal now is to let him be a kid while also setting the stage for his bright future.
“He watched the Usain Bolt documentary, he’s seen a lot of those people’s documentaries and he realizes that they were doing the same thing that [he] was doing at that age. So [he] could see where this would lead to,” Rudolph Sr. told the station.
His pint-sized sprinter of a son said his ultimate dream is to be drafted to the NFL.
“It feels great, anyways I trained for it,” Blaze said.
Watch more in the video below.