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A skinny kid from the Jamaican parish of Trelawny, Usain Bolt’s life changed in August 2008 when the Olympic men’s 100-meter starter pistol was followed just 9.69 seconds later by his streak across the finish line and the first of his three gold medals was placed around his neck. In this illustrated celebration of his influences,
background, and career trajectory, Bolt shares his story of growing up playing cricket and soccer, and discovering that he could run fast—very fast. He shares stories of his family, friends, and the laidback Jamaican culture, and reveals what makes him tick, where he gets his motivation, and where he takes his inspiration. He tells of the dedication and sacrifices required to get to the top, and also discusses fast food, partying, music, fast cars, and that signature lightning bolt pose.
|Publisher:||Sports Publishing LLC|
|Product dimensions:||6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Usain Bolt is a twenty-five-year-old phenomenon. At the 2008
Summer Olympic Games, he won gold in the 100m (9.69 seconds),
the 200m (19.30 seconds), and the 4x100m relay (37.10 seconds).
He became the first man to win three sprinting events at a single Olympics since Carl Lewis in 1984. More amazingly, Bolt is the first man to set world records in all three events at a single Olympics. At the World Championships in 2009, Bolt astonished the crowd by breaking the world records for both the 100m (9.58
seconds) and the 200m (19.19 seconds). He lives in Jamaica.
Shaun Custis is the chief sportswriter for the British newspaper the Sun. Prior to joining the Sun in 2007, Custis wrote for the
People and acted as sports editor for the Daily Express in London.
He lives in the United Kingdom.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am his fan. He has the spirit of winning.
I like his prosperity'''KEEP IT UP MAN!!!!
I think you're just jealous of his amazing talent. I'm a high school student and I'm the #1 runner in the US, just like him, but he's one of the best worldwide. Trust me, you don't know if he cheats. He doesn't show off his skills and everything. If you're saying that to a national worldwide famous runner, you're extremely offensive. I admit that you're entitled to your own opinions, however whatever you said is like as if you're able to do just as well as him. You, my friend, are very arrogant and stubborn. I suggest that you keep the critism to yourself.
Usian Bolt is a horrid show off cheater