Running shoes belonging to the fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt went under the hammer for £25,000 at charity auction last night.
The auction was to support a life-changing opportunity for a student resident in Jamaica to study at the University of Birmingham.
Eamon Gaughan, founder of The Torque Project, who was the successful bidder said:
“It is the best 25 grand I have ever spent! Winning Usain Bolt’s running spikes and meeting the man in person: amazing! Helping to bring a Jamaican student to our great city and one of the country’s finest Universities: even better!”**
The auction took place at a private gala dinner at the University of Birmingham with guests frantically outbidding one-another in order to secure themselves a piece of sporting history.
Celebrity chef and businessman Levi Roots paid £4,200 for a running vest signed by the Jamaican track and field team.