Bolt highest paid athlete

The world-record holder at both the 100 and 200 meters will be tied to the company through the 2012 London Olympics, when he is expected to attempt to retain his gold medals in both sprint events.

“It’s good, man. I’m happy. I’m very happy with the figure,” Bolt, who turned 24 on Saturday, said. “I’m trying to make myself a legend,” Bolt added.

Although the terms of the contract were not released, Puma chairman and CEO Jochen Zeitz said Bolt would be “the best paid athlete in track and field history.” “He’s an iconic global sports star and as such he’s now remunerated,” Zeitz said.

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