Usain Bolt shows off speed in zero-gravity race

8-time Olympic champ doesn't need gravity to win

The fastest man on Earth put his speed to the test in zero gravity and it turns out he'd be pretty quick in space too.

Usain Bolt showed off his zero-gravity racing skills in an Airbus Zero-G plane above France on Wednesday as part of a sponsorship event for G.H. Mumm Champagne.

Before the race, Bolt shared a drink of Mumm's "space champagne" with French astronaut Jean-Francois Clervoy and designer Octave de Gaulle, who designed the champagne's high-tech bottle.

That little bit of space-age bubbly foam didn't slow Bolt down one bit.

The eight-time Olympic gold medalist easily beat his competitors, calling the race "mind-blowing" and "fun."

Even those who lost to Bolt on Wednesday won, because they went home with a bottle of Cordon Stellar, the aforementioned space champagne.

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