Usain Bolt says his kids are not yet aware of his celebrity status

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Usain Bolt's children are too young to realise that loads of people know who their father is. (Getty/Hublot)
Usain Bolt's children are too young to realise that loads of people know who their father is. (Getty/Hublot)

Usain Bolt says that his young children don't have any idea that their father is one of the most famous athletes on the planet.

Bolt and girlfriend Kasi Bennett welcomed their daughter Olympia in May 2020 and then added twin boys Saint and Thunder to their family in June 2021.

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The multiple world record holder told the Daily Mail his kids aren't aware of his fame and status as arguably the greatest sprinter of all time just yet.

"They’re young. My daughter’s just two and my boys are one so they have a long way to go before they know or understand who their dad is," said Bolt.

Bolt is currently in the UK and training for Sunday's blockbuster Soccer Aid football match in aid of UNICEF.

He will captain the World XI for the fourth time in the charity clash against England, which will take place this year at West Ham United's London Stadium.

Read more: Everything you need to know about Soccer Aid 2022

Bolt will be hoping to add to his Soccer Aid goals tally, after scoring a first half goal in the 2019 edition of the match.

"I just learnt from a young age that you will win some, you’ll lose some but if you work hard, you’ll be fine," said the star, addressing his competitive spirit.

Usain Bolt has become a popular Soccer Aid competitor, scoring a goal for the World XI at Stamford Bridge in 2019. (PA/Getty)
Usain Bolt has become a popular Soccer Aid competitor, scoring a goal for the World XI at Stamford Bridge in 2019. (PA/Getty)

Bolt added: "For me, I’ve always worked hard. As long as you work hard, you shouldn’t worry about anything.

"If you don’t win, you go back with your coach and figure out what you did wrong, work on that, and go and try again."

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Bolt's opposite number for this year's Soccer Aid match is England captain Liam Payne, making his debut.

The England squad includes the likes of Mo Farah, Alex Brooker and Mark Wright, while Bolt will be joined by Martin Compston, Lee Mack and Kem Cetinay in the World XI.

Soccer Aid 2022 will air on ITV at 6.30pm on Sunday.

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