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Bolt honoured for role as executive producer in animated film

Published:Tuesday | October 3, 2017 | 1:02 PMShereita Grizzle
Usain Bolt

His career on the track might have come to an end, but sprinter Usain Bolt is still in winning mode.

The world’s fastest man was recently honoured by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, for his role as executive producer on the animated film about his life titled ‘The Boy Who Learned to Fly’.

The honour was announced by the sprinter via his Instagram page earlier today. Bolt posted a photo of the official letter, announcing the honour with the caption #Humbled #Thankful.

The Boy Who Learned To Fly, was nominated earlier this year in the category of Outstanding Special Class Animated Program at the 44th Daytime Emmy Awards. The film did not cop the prestigious award, but a nomination was enough to land the outstanding athlete another slice of history as it was his first nomination.

The animation documenting Bolt’s journey to the pinnacles of athletics, was released in July last year. It was produced by Gatorade, in conjunction with the Academy award winning animation studio, Moonbot.