'Fastest' kid alive meets Sha'Carri Richardson and training mates

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ATHLETICS 'Fastest' kid alive meets Sha'Carri Richardson and training mates

Abigael Wafula 20:47 - 26.01.2024

Internet's fastest kid got the rare chance to hang out with Sha'Carri Richardson and her training mates after his video running went viral.

A five-year-old kindergartener in Louisiana called Xavier struck the internet with his fast skills that earned him and his mother a chance to meet the world’s fastest woman, Sha’Carri Richardson, and her training mates.

As per Face2face Africa, Xavier went above and beyond in adhering to his school bus safety guidelines, and his bus driver, Chad Desormeaux, once overheard him telling his classmates that he was the “fastest kid alive”.

The driver would later see the happenings for himself after dropping Xavier off from school, as the kindergartener sped home while the other children chanted his name to cheer him on.

Desormeaux then shared a video in TikTok, of course with the consent from the minor’s parents and he is heard asking the youngster if he was ready. The video then shows Xavier alighting from the bus and sprinting to his home.

In an interview with USA Today, he said: “The faster he runs, the faster we can take off. It became a game.”

Tiffany Saine, Xavier’s mother, told the network that her son has always enjoyed racing and used to run in the family driveway when he was younger.

Meanwhile, through Desormeaux, the Star Athletics Club, owned by Dennis Mitchell and his wife, coach Damu Cherry-Mitchell, also contacted Xavier upon seeing the video.

Xavier accepted the group’s invitation to travel to Orlando, where they visited Disney World and other theme parks and met Sha’Carri Richardson. It was Xavier’s first flight and trip to Disney World and they also attended an Orlando Magic basketball game.

“It was so much fun. We went to Disney World. I mean, they just showed us so much love. We are blessed. I feel excited and blessed for him to get acknowledged,” Xavier’s mother said.