Olympic Champion Usain Bolt walks like a model on the runway in Puma at the New York Fashion Week.

Olympic gold medal-winning athlete Usain Bolt turned his hand to modeling Tuesday (13 Sept.), walking in the Puma fashion show at New York Fashion Week. Speaking backstage after the show, the retired sprinter called the experience “pretty good,” although he conceded that walking so slowly doesn’t come naturally to him.

“It’s different walking this slow. I was just following all the models. They said ‘slow it down, enjoy the moment,’ so I did just that,” he said.

The show marked designer June Ambrose’s first runway show as creative director for Puma. She staged an immersive presentation called “Futrograde,” showcasing men’s and women’s clothing. It celebrated the worlds of music, sports, and of course, fashion.

The goal was to recognize the brand’s past as it looks to the future and marks its 75th anniversary in 2023. The show was broken up into sections devoted to a specific color such as red or black.

As expected, there were track pants and sneakers but also street wear and gowns. In addition to Bolt, Ambrose’s models included Winnie Harlow and Christian Combs — the son of Sean “Diddy” Combs.