Usain Bolt and Cheetah CubThe world’s fastest man has now adopted the world’s fastest sprinter, a cheetah cub that was abandoned by it’s mother on a game preserve.

Naming it Lightning Bolt, the cub was among a few that were rescued by Bolt and some friends that were traveling to Kenya for a short trip.

The world record-holder in the 100 and 200 meters paid $13,700 to formally adopt the cub. He will also pay $3,000 a year to care for Lightning Bolt, who will be raised at an animal orphanage in Nairobi.

The money will go to the Kenya Wildlife Service, and some will be used to protect Kenya’s endangered species, KWS director Julius Kipngetich said.

That’s one way to get over your fear of large cats, I suppose…

(More info: ESPN)