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Puma splashes out on sponsorship deal for Bolt

AFP · 24 Aug 2010, 21:15

Published: 24 Aug 2010 21:15 GMT+02:00

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Puma said that while the specific terms of the contract were undisclosed, the deal apparently puts the reigning 100m and 200m world record holder and double world and Olympic champion in his own class financially, as well.

"The figure is by far the largest ever given to a track and field athlete, positioning Bolt as a top earner in the world of sport, a further acknowledgment of his astonishing achievements over the past two years," Puma said.

The German company first signed with the Jamaican in 2003 when he was just 16 years old.

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But Bolt has brought an early end to his season this year because of a nagging back problem.

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04:57 August 25, 2010 by parografik
Does he have to hold the shoe to his lips for the length of the contract?
11:30 August 26, 2010 by Prufrock2010
"The best paid person in athletics."

So he earns more money than Roger Federer, Tiger Woods (the richest athlete in the world until two days ago), Kobe Bryant, LeBron James or Rafa Nadal? I doubt it.
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