People are referring to this athlete as the next Usain Bolt.
That’s because Rudolph “Blaze” Ingram Jr. of Tampa Bay, Florida, was clearly born to run. He has hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram, regularly leaves his competitors in the dust, and is the picture of perfect health — with a killer six-pack to boot! Oh, and did we mention he’s only 8 years old?
The pint-sized sprinter has been training since he was 4. He’s already a three-time Amateur Athletic Union winner, and he just keeps on going!
In the summer of 2018, Rudolph went viral when he won the 100-meter dash and took second place in the 200-meter dash in his age group at the AAU Championships.
In 2019, he blew the competition away by completing the 60-meter dash in 8.69 seconds. Not only that, but he also dominated in the 100-meter dash again, coming in at 13.48 seconds — and beating his personal best of 14.59 seconds.
For anyone who isn’t familiar with track and field, he beat the record for his age group! Plus, he earned his title as the “fastest kid in the world.”
Rudolph’s dreams go beyond running. His biggest goal is to get into the NFL, and he’s already caught the attention of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers!
He clearly inherited his athletic prowess from his dad, Rudolph Ingram Sr., who played college football. The proud father helps his son train and is making sure he can pursue his dreams!
“I have never missed a practice, never missed a game, and I do all his training sessions,” Rudolph Sr. said. “He’s a superstar to everyone else. He’s my baby. I’m the manager, videographer, trainer, Uber driver… without the tip. The tip is just seeing him happy and loving what he does.”
There’s no doubt the future holds great things for this kid! And with a supportive dad like that, nothing can hold him back! Here’s hoping we see him playing football among the professionals when he grows up.
Watch as “Blaze” effortlessly zooms past his peers in the video below, and share his insane talent with the world.
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