Britney Spears’ 100m sprint claim (5.9 secs) was the dream we needed.

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Usain Bolt shouldn’t have broken his own world record at the 2009 World Athletics Championships. Scientifically speaking, anyway.

Prior modelling on the rate of improvement suggested his time of 9.58 seconds would only have been achievable by a human being around the year 2030. But it happened alright. And when it did, biological engineers declared, ok, this one… this one can’t be broken.

In fact, according to Luís Amaral of Northwestern University, Bolt’s record ought to stand for more than two centuries.

Then Britney Spears came along…

Watch: How celebrities are coping with self-isolation…

Yes, Britney Spears, as in the enduring pop icon, queen of the midriff top and seller of over 150 million albums.

On Wednesday, the 38-year-old posted to Instagram that she ran a 100-metre dash in… wait for it… 5.97 seconds.

“Ran my first 5,” Spears wrote. “Getting over your fear…

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