Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Sports: Bolt hits "32"

Jamaican runner Usain Bolt is now #32 on Forbes’ list of The World's Highest-Paid Athletes (2016). Salary aside, Bolt continues to impress. Today in Jamaica, the Olympic champion recorded the second fastest time of the year in winning a 100m race in Jamaica despite stumbling out of his starting blocks. Forbes writes:
Usain Bolt continues to blow away the competition on and off the track. He won gold in the 100 meters and 200 meters at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing. It is the same double he pulled off at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics. Bolt will race at the 2016 Rio Olympics with eyes on a three-peat. Bolt is in a class by himself in terms of his marketing prowess. His comps are not other track stars, but global icons like Messi, LeBron and Ronaldo. An Olympic year makes him an even hotter commodity. Bolt has 10 global partners, along with seven regional ones. Puma is his biggest backer with a deal worth north of $10 million a year.

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