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Usain Bolt
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12 Sep 2013

The autobiography of the fastest man of all time and a superstar whose talent and charisma have made him one of the most famous people on the planet.

Whether you know Athletics or not, and even whether you know sport or not, chances are you know Usain Bolt. The fastest man on the planet, not just now but ever, Usain has won the hearts of people everywhere with his mind-blowing performances and his infectious charisma – uniting supporters around the world.
In this, his full autobiography, Usain tells his story in his own words: from humble beginnings in Jamaica, to international stardom at Beijing and on to the new heights of superstardom he has reached since lighting up London 2012.
Full of the charm and charisma that has made him the most popular sporting figure of our time and a universal celebrity, this is a book that Usain’s millions of fans will love.


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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: HarperSport (12 Sep 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007371411
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007371419
  • Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 16.3 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,915 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Usain Bolt is a Jamaican sprinter widely regarded as the fastest person ever. He is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since 1977. Along with his team-mates, he also set the world record in the 4×100 metres relay. He is the reigning Olympic champion in these three events, the first man to win 6 Olympic gold medals in sprinting, and a five-time World champion. He was the first to achieve a ‘double double’ by winning 100m and 200m titles at consecutive Olympics (2008 and 2012), and topped this through the first "double triple" (including 4x100m relays).
His 2009 record breaking margin for 100 m, from 9.69 (his own previous world record) to 9.58, is the highest since records began.


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great man great book 27 Sep 2013
By Eileen
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Very interesting view into his life and what drove him to such heights. I highly recommend this interesting lively book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiration 24 Sep 2013
By S. Lean
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Fabulous down to earth account of an extra ordinary athlete and human being's life. An honest account of what life is like, with no pretentious nonsense. An inspirational read for anyone, even those that aren't into sport. An outlook on life that should be applauded.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sick(amazing) 10 Nov 2013
By Nats
Format:Kindle Edition
It is very good and cool, especially if you like athletics. He really lets you into what happens behind the scenes. LEGENDARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, but not really an autobiography 17 Dec 2013
By Neil VINE VOICE
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I found this book really enjoyable, it was fun to read and certainly quite entertaining.

BUT it did lack the 'life story' element - the book starts with Usain was already in training and gives pretty much no background stories about him growing up, etc. If you'd like to understand his motivation and journey through his sporting career then this book is for you. If you want something more in-depth and about his real life story then you'll be disappointed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get to know Bolt 19 Oct 2013
By mollym
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It was a good read, fast and flowing like the man himself. I recommend it to all fans of Bolt and all those who doubt him because they don't bother to know or understand him.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read 16 Oct 2013
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Learnt a lot about Usain Bolt, who comes across as a very likeable person. Never knew how he graduated to 100m so was a good read. Good delivery as well
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Informed, informative informal. 3 Oct 2013
Format:Hardcover
A great read about about a rare breed: the honest legend. Uses a very "easy" style which hits the spot, without losing any of its impact. I would heartily recommend it!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun and Illuminating 24 Mar 2014
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If you want to know the surprisingly simple factors which have made him the Fastest Man on earth - read this book. Having been in the Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing when he won the 100m in the 2008 Olympics, I loved reliving those magic moments.

A lot of fun getting to know the man and being inspired to achieve your dreams.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Underneath the Cool and the Fun, a lesson about motivation and hard...
Athletes learn how to endure suffering. Elite athlete are masters at motivating themselves to give their best at critical times. Read more
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3.0 out of 5 stars bought for grandson
bought for grandson 14 years old was able to read and understand this book as is into sports and Olympians at the moment.
Published 4 months ago by rossco
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
He is a great character, enjoyable read and would be good as gift for anybody who enjoys sport and biographies.
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5.0 out of 5 stars son loves it
Xmas pressy for my eleven year old who is a runner. He enjoyed it and finds him inspiring.Would recommend this book
Published 5 months ago by J. Seye
5.0 out of 5 stars Great gift.
I bought this for a present to my brother and he loved it.
He will even lend it back to me for a read. Smiles all round.
Published 6 months ago by Jane James
5.0 out of 5 stars INSANE USAIN
Very very good book.it's all about his achievements and how he got there.Very tough journey but a very good read
Published 6 months ago by Hannah finnerty
5.0 out of 5 stars Prompt delivery
I bought this book for my grandson for Christmas as it had some good reviews, however he still hasn't started reading it so I can't comment any further
Published 6 months ago by cookie
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read
Never normally interested in autobiographyas I find them really boring but this appealed to me. The book is brilliant and it really gives you an insight into all an athlete goes... Read more
Published 6 months ago by I M O'Beirne
5.0 out of 5 stars superb
This is an honest account of the races - there is no scandal or personal relationships, just break downs of the races we have watched him win. What a top bloke
Published 6 months ago by Anna Gregory
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I was very surprised by some of the content of this book. It only increased my admiration of this athlete which was pretty high anyway. Highly recommended. D
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