Usain Bolt has come a long way from playing cricket and soccer with his brother as a child to becoming a Gold Medal winner in 3 consecutive Olympic Games as well as 11-time World Champion.
It's been announced that a new documentary "I Am Bolt" will debut in cinemas around the world on November 28.
His humor and love of life has everyone cheering for him, making him one of the most popular athletes of all time and someone who truly transcends his sport. There is much that we can learn from his success and his joie de vivre.
At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Usain Bolt won three Gold Medals for the 100m and 200m races as well as the 4x100m relay. He won the same races at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, giving him 9 Gold Medals in total. Not only is he the fastest man on the planet, he may be the most popular athlete of all time.
Here are some of his many quotes about his life and career:
I was playing cricket first and my cricket coach was the one that introduced me to track and field.
Manners is the key thing. Say, for instance, when you're growing up, you're walking down the street, you've got to tell everybody good morning. Everybody. You can't pass one person.
Believe in your dreams and that anything is possible. Win from within.
When I went to Athens in 2004 I just went there and I didn't go through from the first round, all I wanted to do was run the 200-metre and win an Olympic gold medal once. So to be the 9-time Olympic gold medalist is a big deal, and I've worked hard to be the best.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a determination.
I don't think limits.
When I was younger I always wanted to impress, to be good for my country, to make them feel good, and sometimes that meant I didn't focus on myself enough. I learned I had to put myself first. And it's fine because I want for me the same thing that they want for me, which is to win.
I'd like to say to all my fans out there, thanks for the support. And to all my doubters, thank you very much because you guys have also pushed me.
Kill them success and bury them with a smile!
I have just accepted certain things and it makes it easier. I accept I will get injured. I accept I cannot win every race. I work hard to decrease the chances of those things happening but I accept they will happen. A lot of people don't accept it. They get injured, they go crazy.
The sky has no limits. Neither do I.
I know what to do and I go and execute.
Usain Bolt has been called the greatest athletes ever, by some. That may be open to debate but there's no denying his amazing accomplishments. He'as a beloved figure and it can be said that the world stops and looks whenever he's in a race. We should all learn from Bolt that it's possible to succeed and have fun at the same time!