Usain Bolt has some competition – and he’s only 7-years-old. Rudolph ‘Blaze’ Ingram set the internet on fire again after a video of him was posted that showed the Florida boy sprinting the 100m in just 13.48 seconds. Blaze first caught the world’s attention six months ago when NBA star LeBron James shared a video of the little kid outrunning defenders during a football game.
This child prodigy began training to be a track run-ner when he was only 4-years-old and has since proved his star power by setting the U.S record for his age group. Last summer, he won the 100 and finished second in the 200 in his age group at the AAU championships.
In total, the young star has won 36 medals including 20 golds in the past two Amateur Athletic Union national championship events.
“2019 Track Season Starting Off Amazing 60 Meter Dash 8.69 ⚡️⚡️100 Meter Dash 13.48 Record-Bre-aking ⚡️⚡️#sctop10″ But his athleticism doesn’t stop on the track f!eld. The Tampa native is a double thre-at, using his speed on the football f!eld.
At a mere six-years-old, the now Heisman winner played running back and safety for the Tampa Ravens in a league for older boys. “I work hard at practice to set the bar high for my teammates. I want to show them we need to give it all we’ve got. If they don’t know how to do something, I show them how to do it,” said Blaze in an interview with Youth 1 in 2017. “I always tell them ‘You practice how you play.”
Just like any parent, his father wants to make sure his star kid does well in all areas of his life – including academics – and this bri*ht athlete has not d!sappo!nted.
Ingram Sr. posted Blaze’s report card online, proudly showing off exemplary marks acr-oss all subjects with the caption: “Work hard in class and on the field.”
Blaze’s skill on the football field and the track has garnered him 335k Instagram followers and the world is watching to see what he will do next. Athletic abil-ity and hard runs in the family, his father, Rudolph Ingram Senior, is a football coach. Ingram Senior is in charge of Blaze’s social media accounts and oversees his training.
“I have never m*ss-ed a practice, never m*ss-ed a game, and I do all his training sessions,” Ingram Sr. told Tampa’s Fox affiliate. “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.”
His father has made it clear he supports his son no matter what. “What’s next? Rocket scientist? Let’s go. It doesn’t matter what it is. I’m behind him,” Ingram Sr. said. “Nobody sees the tree grow.
All they see is when it’s big and beautiful. They don’t see it when it’s just a seed — when you’re watering it. You got to stay behind your child and constantly support them and water them. They’ll eventually grow to be something.”
Blaze regularly features photos with his four-year-old brother on his Instagram page, showing some brotherly love.Blaze has proven how his two passions support one another, “Track increases my speed, body control and running form and the training prepares me for football,” he said. “Football keeps me active for track and being able to show off my track speed.”
Jimmy Watson coach of the Raven’s team Blaze plays on told Youth 1 that the young football player’s strong work ethic has inspired the rest of his teammates.
“Well he’s not much of a talker. But I can say he never had a bad practice and he just has this attr-act*on to kids of all ages,” Watson said.
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