Usain Bolt – Man of the Year – Lightning Strikes Twice

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Lightning seems to strike twice in many ways for Usain Bolt. Breaking the 100m world record at a major championship, the Olympics in Beijing, China, in 2008, and doing the same a year later in 2009 at the World Championships in Berlin, Germany. Check.

Decimating the 200m world record in Beijing in 2008 and repeating the feat in 2009 in Berlin. Check again.

Now, he has done the same by copping the Gleaner’s 2009 Man of the Year Award for the second year in a row. Continue reading

Usain Bolt Set To Rake In US$500,000 for South Korea Race

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MONTE-CARLO, Monaco (CMC) – Jamaica’s phenomenal World and Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt is set to enjoy a whopping US$500,000 payday for competing in the 100 metres in South Korea later this month.

Bolt… has been labelled the greatest sprinter of all time

Bolt is expected to tackle the shorter sprint on September 25 at the Daegu Pre-Championships Meeting.

Moon Dong-hoo, vice-president of the organising committee for the 2011 Daegu IAAF World Championships in Athletics, said Bolt confirmed that he will race in Daegu and the details are now being worked out for his 100-metre appearance. Continue reading

Usain Bolt given 3-ton piece of Berlin Wall

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BERLIN — Usain Bolt was honored by the city of Berlin by receiving an original segment of the Berlin Wall — nearly three tons of it.

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AP Photo/Gero BreloerUsain Bolt was honored Sunday by Mayor Klaus Wowereit, who gave the sprinter a piece of the Berlin Wall with a custom paint scheme.

The Jamaican sprinter, who broke world records in winning gold medals in the 100 and 200 meters, was presented with the piece of wall at a small ceremony Sunday, the final day of the world championships.

The 12-foot high section will be delivered to Bolt’s training camp in Jamaica. Continue reading

Usain Bolt Runs 19.19s Crushing The World Record 200m In Berlin

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Usain Bolt Wins Today at Aviva London Grand Prix 100m Finals

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Bolt Predicts Breaking World Record This Friday!

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Bolt talks tough ahead of London GP

LONDON, England (AFP) – Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt plans to send a message to arch rival Tyson Gay by breaking the world 100m record in the London Grand Prix on Friday.

BOLT… I’ve never backed down from any challenge

Bolt, who won gold in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay in record times at the Beijing Olympics last year, is determined to use the Crystal Palace event to crush the morale of his main rival for gold at next month’s World Athletics Championships in Berlin.

The 22-year-old is slowly returning to peak form after posting 19.59sec for the 200m in Lausanne earlier this month and clocking a time of 9.79sec over 100m in cold, rainy conditions in Paris on Friday.

Despite Bolt’s impressive times, Gay still believes he has the beating of the Jamaican. But Bolt insists there is no-one in the sport who scares him and he will prove the point in south London this weekend.

“I’m not running scared. I’m not scared of anyone – I’ve never backed down from any challenge,” Bolt said at a press conference yesterday.

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Why Do Jamaicans Run So Fast? – The Documentary Film

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The fastest man alive Usain Bolt (left) who is featured in the documentary ‘Why Jamaicans Run So Fast?’ alongside the film’s producer Fernando Garcia-Guerta

With a ‘little feeling’ that something big was going to happen at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China

, Spanish music producer Fernando Garcia-Guereta shifted gears from the studio and on to the track with his debut documentary Why Do Jamaicans Run So Fast?

Filming months before the Olympics and continuing the journey from Beijing and back, the 61-minute documentary is the only non-American film nominated at this year’s American Black Film Festival.

It is one of three films nominated in the documentary category at the festival, which is slated from June 24-27 in Miami Beach, Florida.

Garcia-Guereta strives to find the answer to Jamaican athletes’ speed in the film and in the process, beautifully captures the spirit and zeal of Jamaicans.

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