Bolt Renews Contract with PUMA

  • The Running Team
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We?re thrilled to tell you that Usain Bolt has renewed his contract with PUMA. We will continue to supply the World?s Fastest Man with training and racing footwear and apparel, and he will continue to collaborate on the development of key product lines, including the expansion of his very own Bolt Collection range.  Although terms of the deal have not been released, the new contract is by far the largest ever given to a track & field athlete, but also puts Usain among the top earners across all sports.

We first began sponsoring Bolt in 2003 when he was just 16 years old. Bolt has since emerged as the one of the world’s most talented track and field athletes, winning three gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and smashing two world records in the 100m (9:58) and 200m (19:19) at the World Championships in Berlin in 2009.

“PUMA’s been by my side since the beginning, before anyone knew what I was capable of achieving,” said Usain Bolt. “They saw potential in me and they took a chance, supporting me all the way, especially when things weren’t easy for me due to injuries I suffered in my teens. We’ve been partners in the truest sense of the word since day one, and so it’s an easy decision to re-sign with them,” continued Bolt. “PUMA gets me; we fit together. They take the business of running seriously, but we also know how to have fun, to be spontaneous. We both bring a lot of personality to the sport."

We’re proud to continue working with Usain and we believe the best is yet to come!