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'Usain Bolt: Legend' now available for purchase

Published:Thursday | July 27, 2017 | 12:00 AM
The Gleaner's Editor-in-Chief Garfield Grandison (right) presents Usain Bolt with a copy of 'Usain Bolt: Legend'.

Just days before the start of the World Championships in Athletics in London, the highly anticipated book detailing the performances of track-and-field icon Usain Bolt is finally on the market.

The book, Usain Bolt: Legend, can be purchased at leading bookstores as well as the airport shops; Ian Randle Publishers at 16 Herb McKenley Drive; The Gleaner Company (Media) Limited, 7 North Street; and the Radio Jamaica Gift Shop at 32 Lyndhurst Road.

Published as a celebratory souvenir for Bolt's fans, the book is a collaborative effort of The Gleaner's Editorial Department and Ian Randle Publishers. It tracks the life, career, and Bolt's memorable performances in words and stunning photographs.

"I cannot help but feel the excitement that so many others are feeling at this time," said Gleaner Editor-in-Chief Garfield Grandison. "The book is here, right in time for the World Championships."

He noted that the publication has been getting much traction and support from members of the public since the promotion started in early June.

Publisher Ian Randle said: "With this book, every Jamaican can own a piece of the memory of Usain Bolt. It is Jamaica's most tangible tribute to one who has continuously brought us joy and pride for almost 10 years. It is the least we could do to honour and celebrate him."

Corporate Jamaica has also lined up in support of the book, with entities such as JN Bank, the CHASE Fund, the Jamaica Tourist Board, J. Wray and Nephew Ltd, and Cari-Med purchasing copies in bulk.

Also buying in bulk are COK Sodality Cooperative Credit Union, the Chinese Embassy in Kingston, Fidelity Motors, Proven Investments, and Sun Island Jamaica Ltd.