Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world, is coming to New Zealand.
The Jamaican champion, winner of the 100m, 200m and 4x100m at two consecutive Olympics, including London, will be in the country on a promotional visit for Gatorade.
“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.
Bolt is featuring in a marketing campaign for the brand in NZ.
Bolt confirmed his place as one the greatest athletes in history when he matched his feats from Beijing in 2008 in London, despite fears he was struggling with injury.
In China 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.