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Bolt boost in Birmingham

13 August 2012Written by ATG Reporter

A pair of running spikes that belonged to double Olympic 100m and 200m gold medallist Usain Bolt sped to a £25,000 price at a Birmingham charity auction.

The sale at the university on July 23 was conducted by Fellows' managing director Stephen Whittaker and was the highlight of a private gala dinner involving the Jamaican Olympic team, based in the city for their training camp.

Bolt's spikes were the second lot and a bidding war got going quickly, with Eamon Gaughan of luxury car dealer The Torque Project ending as the successful bidder.

Money raised will go towards supporting a Jamaican student to study at the University of Birmingham.

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