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Bolt, Rudisha to light up World Champs

Published by
Chris Nickinson   on Aug 23 2011, 02:14 PM

Brave morans ‘Lloingwany’ Bolt, Rudisha to light up athletics fete

Posted  Monday, August 22  2011 at  23:05

Two years after Usain “Lloingwany” Bolt set the blue Mondo track at the Berlin Olympic Stadium ablaze, the heat of the “Bolt effect” is still very much being felt going into this year’s World Championships in Athletics that throw off against another blue backdrop at the impressive Daegu Stadium here on Saturday.

The 25-year-old Jamaican sprints world record holder is easily the face of global athletics, and has been since his 2008 Olympic double in Beijing, a status he cemented with triple world records (100m, 200m and 4x100m relay) at the Berlin Worlds a couple of years back.

A “honorary” Maasai warrior, given the name Lloingwany (warrior of warriors) during his Kenya trip in 2009, Bolt’s ubiquitous posters dominate the Daegu streets and his trademark “to de world” pose - arms outstretched, pointing skyward, is with us again, although there is rumour that he will unleash fresh trademark celebrations next week.

Read the full article at: www.nation.co.ke
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