Florida : His tiny legs have given him the much needed attention in the entire globe through his viral videos. Meet 7 year old sprinter Rudolph ‘Blaze’ Ingram who has set the internet on fire after a video of him was posted that showed the Florida boy sprinting the 100m in just 13.48 seconds. Rudolph has a nickname: “Blaze the Great” and has been called “the next Usain Bolt”.
Blaze first caught the world’s attention six months ago when NBA star LeBron James shared a video of the young athlete outrunning defenders during a football game.
He has a growing Instagram following that just stopped 300,000 and viral videos all over the place. He has football skills too, and has drawn attention of LeBron James and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, among others. In total, Blaze has won 36 medals including 20 gold medals in the past two Amateur Athletic Union national championship events.
After catching the eyes of the people on the internet, the media interviewed the little boy who said that he started training when he was 4. It is a record of his age-group winning the 100-meter dash in 13.48 seconds –which would be a U.S. record for his age group. He appears to be picking up where he left off last summer, when he won the 100 and finished second in the 200 in his age group at the AAU championships.
“I have seen him (losing) midrace and just take off and get faster. He does not like to feel like a loser. He wants to win,” his father added.