Jamaican triple-Olympic medalist, Usain Bolt is creating waves again. The sprinter who sent waves of elation through his home country and the Diaspora has signed a two-year book deal with Harper Sport, a subsidiary of the British book publishing giant HarperCollins.
Materials obtained by Dexter Communications revealed that the record-breaking sprinter will complete an illustrated book about his career and his Caribbean roots due to be published in October. The second book will be a full-lengthy autobiography, which will hit markets in autumn 2012, shortly after the London’s Olympics Games.
On his Web site, Bolt is quoted as saying, “I’m delighted to be publishing my two books with the guys at HarperCollins and I’m determined to give my fans all over the world a great insight into me and my life.”
“This is a huge thrill and a real privilege,” said Publishing Director of Harper Non-Fiction Jonathan Taylor. “He is the most iconic sports star on the planet and our global publishing plans for him are exciting and extensive.”
The 23-year-old Jamaican emerged as a superstar at the 2008 Beijing Olympics by winning gold medals and setting world records in the 100 meters, 200 and 400 relay.
He is currently rank as the fastest man on earth, after he became the first man to win three sprinting events at a single Olympics since Carl Lewis in 1984, and the first man to set world records in all three at a single Olympics. He currently holds the world record for the 100m of 9.58, the 200m at 19.19 secs. After breaking his own record by 0.11 and along with his team the 4x100m relay.
Bolt who erased his own individual record, repeated the feat at the World Athletic Championships in Berlin last August and have also gain the 2009 Male Athlete-of-the-Year Award. He is currently the raging projected winner for the World Sportsman-of-the-Year award.