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Usain Bolt $250,000 dollar appearance fee
  • April 7th, 2009


Yes you heard it right, if you want Bolt to be featured in your race, you’ll need at least $250,000.

The IAAF Grand Prix in Abuja, Nigeria is offering him $100,000 and the Jamaican is likely to skip the event.

Abuja event organisers was quoted, “We would have had to give Bolt $250,000 for him to participate in Abuja because that’s what he collects as his appearance fee, and because it would be difficult for him to squeeze a performance in between races on May 2 in Manchester and May 8 in Doha, Qatar, we want to make him come and talk to our kids and inspire them. For that we’re offering $100,000 and we’re still negotiating.”

Instead of Bolt, Asafa Powell, triple jumper Francoise Mbango, Tyson Gay and Olusoji Fasuba are expected to highlight the meet. Winners takes home $4,000 in the premium events, classic winners get $2,500 and promotional winners get $2,000.


Posted by Uncle Sha.
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