They both won gold medals in their respective fields at London 2012 and are considered to be one of the greatest of all-time in their sports.

So perhaps it may come as no coincidence that New Zealand rowing powerhouse Eric Murray shared his flight to Rio de Janeiro with record-breaking Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt.

Murray, who along with his rowing pair Hamish Bond, is currently on a 66-race winning streak, and is aiming for back-to-back gold medals going into the Rio Olympics.

Bolt is considered to be one of the greatest athletes of all-time, let alone one of the best sprinters in the world right now.

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He won gold medals in every event he competed in at the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics, and will be looking to complete an unprecedented three-peat at Rio 2016, where he would be the first to win a hat-trick of gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay across three Olympics.