He came, he saw, he bolted.
Usain Bolt has an ability to leave an impression and Stillwater's Scott Burfoot will always reflect on a magical half-hour with the Olympic legend.
Scott, 13, was one of eight selected for a one-off coaching clinic with the Jamaican sprinter at the Millenium Institute of Sport and Health in Mairangi Bay on Monday.
It was part of a promotional visit to New Zealand for Frucor, makers of sports drink Gatorade.
The reigning 100m and 200m sprint Olympic champion held a press conference, coached and hung out with the youngsters before leaving in a helicopter.
"He was really nice and gave me a lot of tips, including what I was doing wrong and what I was doing right," Scott says.
"He cracked a few jokes - actually a lot."
Scott received some advice, including being told to not move his arms across his body, as this causes a runner's core to twist and lose speed.
He also asked Bolt whether he will be going to the next Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Bolt said he would.
Fun races with the young athletes followed.
Bolt first took on three older boys, and delighted onlookers by feigning a false start.
The next race was with three older girls, who all imitated the signature "lightning bolt" pose.
Scott then raced Bolt, along with fellow East Coast Bays Cougar club member Stella Pearless.
The Olympic champion let them win but Scott can now claim he beat the fastest man in the world.
Scott is a promising athlete who specialises in the 200m and 400m.
He only took up athletics last year and is in good company as Bolt did not start until he was 18.
Scott hopes for success at the North Island championships in March.
And his meeting with Bolt has given him belief.
"It's given me huge motivation. You can see that his level is the highest in the world so you try to think ‘I can be that if I want to'."
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