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Updated: August 26, 2009 13:30 IST

Bolt to be 'booked' soon

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Usain Bolt’s representatives are in talks with publishers about a biography, the agent for the record-breaking sprinter said.

“We’re negotiating a deal for a book for Usain,” the agent, Ricky Simms, said in a telephone interview. “We can’t really tell a lot about it at the moment.”

As for the scope of the book or how much of Bolt’s off-track life might be included, Simms said: “We’re negotiating all those things.”

Bolt emerged as a superstar at last year’s Beijing Olympics, winning gold medals in world-record time in the 100 metres, 200 metres and 4x100-metre relay. He took home golds in all three events again at this month’s World Championships - smashing his own records in the 100 and 200.

The Jamaican is scheduled to race the 100 in Zurich on Friday, and a yet-to-be determined event at Brussels next week. He then plans to compete in Asia for the first time since the 2008 Summer Games, participating in a race at Shanghai on September 20, Simms said.

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