Usain Bolt is the most naturally gifted athlete the world has ever seen. The Jamaican sprinter created history at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio when he achieved the ’Triple Triple’, three gold medals at three consecutive Olympic Games.
Usain’s ability to tell his story in a very grounded, simple and authentic way enables him to touch everyone in his audience. His unparalleled athletic achievement combined with his personal appeal and unique style has won him fans all over the world and made him one of the most marketable personalities in the world today. Usain Bolt enjoys life, enjoys people, and enjoys everything that comes with entertaining the world.
A sports obsessive from a young age growing up in Jamaica, Bolt showed promise early and by the age of 12 he was his school’s fastest runner over 100 meters. Despite focusing on many different sports like cricket and football, the young Bolt was spotted and then coached by former Olympic sprinter Pablo McNeil and NFL player Dwayne Jarrett and encouraged to follow athletics. Early success over 400m and 200m came in regional competitions and he went on to become one of a select group to be World Champions at youth, junior, and senior levels. He turned professional at the age of 18 becoming the first junior sprinter to run 200m in under 20 seconds. Usain’s journey to worldwide stardom started at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing where he won the 100m, 200m and 4x100m, all in world record times. He followed this up with three gold medals in the same events at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Then one day before his 30th birthday he completed the same triple at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. He holds the world records in the 100m (9.58 secs), 200m (19.19 secs) and 4x100m relay (36.84 secs. Usain has been voted Laureus World Sportsman of the Year four times (2009, 2010, 2013, 2017) and won countless other awards during his career. Since his retirement from athletics in 2017 he has been extremely busy with his business and charity work for the Usain Bolt Foundation.