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No messing around, Bolt buys Olympics starting blocks

Usain Bolt has taken a massive step in his preparation to defend his Olympic Games sprint titles after the World record holder purchased one of the starting blocks that will be used in London.

Bolt has been complaining of having problems with the new blocks being used on the international circuit – revealing that they are a little bigger than normal.

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The Jamaican has struggled all season to get things right from the blocks and now The Fast Life is reporting that he has become the first athlete to buy the new athletics starting block system from Omega.

According to the article, Omega Timing Board Member Peter Hurzeler revealed that Bolt’s management team informed them that “he would buy one as soon as possible.”

Hurzeler then added: “The next day we had the money in the bank and we sent it to him, to London for testing.”

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Bolt is currently with the Jamaica team in London and his still working with his coach Glen Mills to finalized some of the things he needs to work on to get it right for the Games.

The world’s fastest man was beaten in both the 100m and 200m at the Jamaica trials in June by training partner and world 100m champion Yohan Blake, who has been in top form this season.

It is believed that Blake stand a great chance of winning both the 100m and 200m in London, but most of the world’s top pundits believe a fit Bolt will have no problems repeating.

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But only if he is fit.

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Gary Smith is one of the leading writers for He has over 10 years of running experience, as well as eight-years of coaching while covering several events, from the international to college level. Smith, who has covered events for publications such as Caribbean Net News, Cayman Net News, AFP and Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC), is also a frequent contributor of and

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