Britney Spears left fans in hysterics after she appeared to suggest she’d beaten the men’s 100 metre World Record on Thursday.
The pop icon, 38, took to Instagram to share a screenshot of a timer that recorded her run as taking 5.97 seconds, a full four seconds faster than Usain Bolt’s 9.58 second record.
Gushing about the achievement, Britney said in the caption: ‘Ran my first 5 !!!! Getting over your fear of pushing it in the beginning is key….
Surprising: Britney Spears left fans in hysterics as she claimed to beat men’s 100 metre World Record by four seconds in an Instagram post on Thursday
‘once I did that I hit 5 !!!!! Usually I run 6 or 7 …. my first try was 9 …. and now I did it whoop !!!!! 100 meter dash !!!!!’
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Record-breaking: Britney shared a screenshot of a timer which seemed to record her dash as being 5.97 seconds, a full four seconds faster than Usain Bolt’s 9.58 second record
Adding to that sentiment, another added: ‘Now we know why Usain Bolt retired.’
Others shared amusing memes including one of Bolt winking, and another that showed a scene from Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse with Usain taking on Myles Morales’ role as he looked in awe of Britney’s Peter Parker.
But it wasn’t all negative, as the star’s Instagram post was flooded with encouraging words and support from her fans.
In hysterics: Fans couldn’t help but poke fun at the post and how the star had apparently broken the world record, as they took to Twitter to share their posts
One fan called her ‘Queen B’, while another told her to ‘get it queen!!!!! (sic)’
Another shared their delight, as they wrote: ‘That’s so awesome! Keep pushing and you can conquer anything you dream of’
While one fan wrote: ‘Congrats Brit, You rock.’
Another followers called her a ‘100 metre dash icon’
Supportive: But it wasn’t all negative, as the star’s Instagram post was flooded with encouraging words and support from her fans