25 Aug 2010

Bolt highest paid T star

10:36 am on 25 August 2010

Olympic and world champion sprinter Usain Bolt has become the highest paid track and field athlete according to the sportswear manufacturer Puma, who have just extended their contract with him.

The Jamaican first signed with Puma as a 16 year-old and since then has swept the Olympics and World Champions and also broken numerous world records.

The contract has been extended until 2013 and Puma's CEO Jochen Zeitz says they won't release the figures of the new deal, but Bolt is being well rewarded.