Olympics star Usain Bolt coming to NZ

13:31, Sep 10 2012
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Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates after winning the men's 100m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt (second from left) sprints ahead of the field to win the men's 100m final during the London 2012 Olympic Game
Jamaica's Usain Bolt (second from left) sprints ahead of the field to win the men's 100m final during the London 2012 Olympic Game
From left, Jamaica's Usain Bolt, Justin Gatlin of the US and Jamaica's Yohan Blake cross the finish line in the men's 100m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium.
From left, Jamaica's Usain Bolt, Justin Gatlin of the US and Jamaica's Yohan Blake cross the finish line in the men's 100m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt win's the men's 100m final at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt win's the men's 100m final at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt crosses the finish line to win the men's 100m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games
Jamaica's Usain Bolt crosses the finish line to win the men's 100m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games
Jamaica's Usain Bolt kisses the track after winning the men's 100m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt kisses the track after winning the men's 100m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt gestures as he celebrates after winning the men's 100m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt gestures as he celebrates after winning the men's 100m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium.
Jamaica's Yohan Blake (right) watches as his compatriot Usain Bolt holds up a ''Wenlock'', one of the London 2012 Olympics mascots, as he celebrates winning the men's 100m final.
Jamaica's Yohan Blake (right) watches as his compatriot Usain Bolt holds up a ''Wenlock'', one of the London 2012 Olympics mascots, as he celebrates winning the men's 100m final.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates after winning the London Olympics' men's 100m final next to his compatriot, second place finisher Yohan Blake (left), and third place finisher Justin Gatlin of the US.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates after winning the London Olympics' men's 100m final next to his compatriot, second place finisher Yohan Blake (left), and third place finisher Justin Gatlin of the US.
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Usain Bolt is flanked by Americans Ryan Bailey and Justin Gatlin in the 100m final.
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Usain Bolt crosses the line to win the 100m final ahead of fellow Jamaican Johan Blake.
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Asafa Powell reflects after finishing last in the 100m final.
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Usain Bolt and Johan Blake celebrate the Jamaican 1-2 in the 100m final.
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Usain Bolt crosses the line first in the 100m final.

Usain Bolt, the fastest man in history over 100 metres, is coming to New Zealand.

Hot on the heels of his stunning Olympics campaign in London, Bolt will be in the country on October 8 to promote Gatorade sports drink.

"New Zealand is a relatively new market for the brand, and we're looking forward to launching Gatorade in an exciting way with Usain's visit," says Mark Callaghan, CEO of Frucor.

Jamaica's Usain Bolt wins the men's 200m final at the London Olympics to complete back-to-back sprint doubles.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt wins the men's 200m final at the London Olympics to complete back-to-back sprint doubles.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt wins the men's 200m final at the London Olympics to complete back-to-back sprint doubles.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt wins the men's 200m final at the London Olympics to complete back-to-back sprint doubles.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt performs for photographers after winning the men's 200m final at the London Olympics to complete back-to-back sprint doubles.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt performs for photographers after winning the men's 200m final at the London Olympics to complete back-to-back sprint doubles.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates after winning the men's 200m final at the London Olympics to complete back-to-back sprint doubles.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates after winning the men's 200m final at the London Olympics to complete back-to-back sprint doubles.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt performs for photographers after winning the men's 200m final at the London Olympics to complete back-to-back sprint doubles.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt performs for photographers after winning the men's 200m final at the London Olympics to complete back-to-back sprint doubles.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt takes pictures with a photographer's camera as he celebrates after winning the men's 200m final at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt takes pictures with a photographer's camera as he celebrates after winning the men's 200m final at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt strikes his traditional winning pose after winning the men's 200m final at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt strikes his traditional winning pose after winning the men's 200m final at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt waves to the crowd after winning the men's 200m final at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt waves to the crowd after winning the men's 200m final at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt takes pictures with a photographer Jimmy Wixtrom's camera as he celebrates after winning the men's 200m final at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt takes pictures with a photographer Jimmy Wixtrom's camera as he celebrates after winning the men's 200m final at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt takes pictures with a photographer Jimmy Wixtrom's camera as he celebrates after winning the men's 200m final at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt takes pictures with a photographer Jimmy Wixtrom's camera as he celebrates after winning the men's 200m final at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Bolt has been sponsored by Gatorade for four years, claiming four World Records and three gold medals in that time.

He is being featured in a Gatorade marketing campaign to promote the brand to the New Zealand market.

"We are unbelievably excited to bring the fastest man on earth to New Zealand. Coming off his recent performance, Usain well and truly earned his place in history as the fastest sprinter to ever compete," says Callaghan.

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Bolt cemented his place among the greatest athletes with a stunning performance at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

He became the first man in history to win both the 100m and 200m races in world record times. He was also part of the Jamaican 4x100m relay team that smashed the world record.

At the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the 26-year-old defended all three titles, with a new world record being set in the relay.

The 1.95m athlete holds the world 100m record of 9.58 seconds, and the 200m record of 19.19 seconds - both set in Berlin in 2009.

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