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Bolt's running shoes fetch £25,000 at Birmingham University auction

Usain Bolt's shoes went under the hammer for £25,000 at charity auction last night. Credit: PA

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.

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