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BOLT – Man of the year – Lightning strikes twice

Lightning seems to strike twice in many ways for Usain Bolt. Breaking the 100m world record at a major championship, the Olympics in Beijing, China, in 2008, and doing the same a year later in 2009 at the World Championships in Berlin, Germany. Check.

Decimating the 200m world record in Beijing in 2008 and repeating the feat in 2009 in Berlin. Check again.

Now, he has done the same by copping the Gleaner’s 2009 Man of the Year Award for the second year in a row.

The accolade comes at the end of a successful season for Bolt, which saw his superstar status cemented around the world.

“It is always an honour,” a smartly dressed Bolt told those gathered for the occasion.

“I have been acknowledged by a lot of people overseas, but it is also a good thing to be acknowledged by a big company like The Gleaner. It shows that your work is actually being acknowledged by your fellow Jamaicans.”….Read More

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