Is this the fastest seven-year-old in the world?

Little Rudolph Ingram is growing up fast – really fast.

The seven-year-old sprint sensation is the quickest boy in the world after he smashed the 100-meter record for a child his age.

And the lighting fast youngster is clocking up fans just as quickly away from the track thanks to his ripped physique – and a chiseled six-pack he’s had since he was five.

Rudolph became a viral sensation after proud dad Rudolph Ingram Snr launched an Instagram account with clips of his son leaving older competitors trailing in his dust.

Nicknamed Blaze, he’s raced to 380,000 followers – more than four times that of track and field superstar Tyson Gay, who is current number one adult sprinter in the US.

But the Tampa, Florida phenom has set his sights even higher by vowing one day to break the string of world and Olympic records held by the sport’s greatest icon, Usain Bolt.

‘I’m Blaze and I’m gonna be the fastest man in the world,’ Rudolph declared in his first official TV interview with DailyMailTV. Fastest seven-year-old in Rudolph 'Blaze' Ingram, seven, is the quickest boy in the world after he smashed the 100-meter record for a child his age - clocking in at 13.48 seconds

Rudolph ‘Blaze’ Ingram, seven, is the quickest boy in the world after he smashed the 100-meter record for a child his age – clocking in at 13.48 seconds

Rudolph 'Blaze' Ingram sprinted 100 meters in 13.48 secondd

That figure beat the previous USA Track and Field record of 13.67 seconds for a seven-year-old and puts him on par with the best 11 and 12-year-olds in the US.Nicknamed Blaze, he's raced to 380,000 followers - more than four times that of track and field superstar Tyson Gay (pictured together), who is current number one adult sprinter in the US

Nicknamed Blaze, he’s raced to 380,000 followers – more than four times that of track and field superstar Tyson Gay (pictured together), who is current number one adult sprinter in the USRudolph told DailyMailTV: 'I'm Blaze and I’m gonna be the fastest man in the world. When I'm older I'm going to race Usain Bolt - and I'm going to win'. His dad Rudolph Sr said: 'At first he was bad. He came about 36th out of about 80 kids. That all changed when he realized you don’t get a medal for losing'

Rudolph told DailyMailTV: ‘I’m Blaze and I’m gonna be the fastest man in the world. When I’m older I’m going to race Usain Bolt – and I’m going to win’. His dad Rudolph Sr said: ‘At first he was bad. He came about 36th out of about 80 kids. That all changed when he realized you don’t get a medal for losing’

‘And when I’m older I’m going to race Usain Bolt – and I’m going to win.’

Rudolph says his favorite thing about winning races ‘is the medals.’

But what is it that people ask him about the most?

‘They say, you really got a six pack? You really got a six pack?’ the second grader replies with a giggle.

The Tampa, Florida phenom has set his sights on breaking the string of world and Olympic records held by the sport’s greatest icon, Usain Bolt

At four foot tall and weighing just 54 lbs, he will have to grow some to match the 2.44-meter stride that helped 6ft 5in Bolt conquer the world.

But he’s made an incredible start by sweeping the board in statewide and national competitions, bagging more than 50 medals and winning gold at the AAU National Championships for the past three years.

In his first 100-meter race meeting of the season Rudolph – who takes to the track in a customized Blaze running outfit – recorded a personal best of 13.48 seconds.

That figure beat the previous USA Track and Field record of 13.67 seconds for a seven-year-old and puts him on par with the best 11 and 12-year-olds in the US.

‘He ran that race with a 100 degree fever,’ said Rudolph Snr, 28, who acts as both his son’s coach and media manager.

‘I told him he wasn’t going that day but he said, dad I want it bad. He ended up shattering everything.

‘His competitive spirit is through the roof. That’s what makes him a champion.’

Rudolph Snr invited DailyMailTV along to the running track at Tampa’s George D. Chamberlain High School to see his boy’s incredible speed for ourselves.

It was soon clear Rudolph had the confidence to match his prodigious pace, challenging our reporter to a race – then leaving him for dead.

Even our drone struggled to keep up as Rudolph scorched out of the blocks and comfortably saw off the next challenge from his uncle, Jaylen Gaston, 25. The schoolboy has bagged more than 50 medals and winning gold at the AAU National Championships for the past three years

The schoolboy has bagged more than 50 medals and winning gold at the AAU National Championships for the past three yearsRudolph Snr traces his son's interest in athletics back to the 2016 Rio Olympics where Bolt added three more gold medals to his trophy room before retiring a year later. He said: 'Now he’s got a whole house full of medals and I can't remember the last time he lost at the 100 meters - it's been more than a year'

Rudolph Snr traces his son’s interest in athletics back to the 2016 Rio Olympics where Bolt added three more gold medals to his trophy room before retiring a year later. He said: ‘Now he’s got a whole house full of medals and I can’t remember the last time he lost at the 100 meters – it’s been more than a year.Father Rudolph Ingram Senior aka Coach Kool (center) has drilled it in that only his hard work has got him where he is today as an all-round great running back and safety

Father Rudolph Ingram Senior aka Coach Kool (center) has drilled it in that only his hard work has got him where he is today as an all-round great running back and safetyLightning fast 7-year-old leaves his competition in

Rudolph Snr traces his son’s interest in athletics back to the 2016 Rio Olympics where Bolt added three more gold medals to his trophy room before retiring a year later.

‘When he was four he watched Usain Bolt in the Olympics on TV,’ he recalled. ‘He was intrigued but he didn’t know too much about what was going on.

‘The next morning he ran into the bedroom shouting “ready, set, pow!” then ran out again. I though, wow, he’s pretty fast.

‘Blaze was four years old when he entered his first race and he was up against kids aged five, six and seven.

‘At first he was bad. He came about 36th out of about 80 kids.

‘That all changed when he realized you don’t get a medal for losing.

‘Now he’s got a whole house full of medals and I can’t remember the last time he lost at the 100 meters – it’s been more than a year.’

Despite his incredible speed, it was actually football that sent Rudolph sprinting to global fame.

He was played running back and safety for the Tampa Ravens at six, bamboozling older boys and scoring ten touchdowns on the season.

‘The kid has vision like I’ve never seen in a six-year-old before,’ his coach Jimmy Watson told reporters.

‘One second he’s going one way and then you blink and he’s going another way.’

Video clips of Rudolph’s frantic footwork went viral and NBA megastar Lebron James was among those who shared the footage online.