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
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.