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Black Fact of the Week: Usain Bolt Is the Highest-Paid Athlete in the History of Track & Field

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Jamaican track and field star Usain Bolt is an eight-time world champion and the first man to win six Olympic gold medals in sprinting. Regarded as the “Lighting Bolt” for his incomparable speed, the World’s Fastest Man has accomplished numerous feats since his breakout performance at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. (Including being the first man to hold both the 100 m and 200 m world records since fully automated time measurements became mandatory in 1977.) But what most don’t know is that not only is the famed sprinter a record-breaking Olympic champion, but he’s also regarded as the highest-paid athlete in the history of track and field; earning over $20 million a year, which is more than 20 times what other elite sprinters generally make annually. #BlessUp #Respect

Sources: Forbes and Wikipedia

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