Bolt secures largest ever athletics contract

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USAIN Bolt, Jamaica‘s sprint king, has earned an extended sponsorship contract with sporting goods company Puma AG until the end of 2013, making him the world’s most highly sponsored runner.

Although the terms of the contract were not released, Puma chairman and chief executive officer Jochen Zeitz said Bolt would be “the best paid athlete in track and field history.”

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Bolt leads Ja Home at Penn Relays

PHILADELPHIA, USA — Double world record-holder Usain Bolt led a Jamaica Gold team of runners from his Racers Trach Club to a World leading 37.92 seconds to win the USA vs The World’ 4x100m race as the 116th Penn Relays Carnival ended at Franklin Field in Philadelphia.

Running for the first time in the United States since he set his first world record at the Reebok Grand Prix in May 2008 and first time at the Penn Relays since 2005, Bolt got the baton just ahead of the USA Blue team and cruised to an easy looking win as he was timed in a blazing 8.79 seconds.

PHILADELPHIA, USA — Usain Bolt celebrates after leading the Jamaica Gold team to victory in the USA vs The World’ 4x100m race at the 116th Penn Relays Carnival at Franklin Field yesterday. (Photo: Paul Reid

Usain Bolt Pens £2-M (US$4M) Book Deal

JAMAICA’S triple Olympic and World Championships gold medallist Usain Bolt has inked a book deal with HarperSport, valued at a whopping £2 million. According to a report published by insidethegames, the two-book deal, which was announced yesterday, will include an autobiography shortly after the London 2012 Games.

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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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