Univer­sity fea­tures in Usain Bolt movie

Olympian shown train­ing at ath­let­ics cen­tre

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Amita Joshi amita.joshi@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

HE is the fastest man on the planet and in case you missed it, a prom­i­nent west London univer­sity fea­tures in his new doc­u­men­tary.

‘I Am Bolt’ tracks the Ja­maican sprinter Usain Bolt’s rise to fame and fea­tures Brunel Univer­sity London.

The multi-Olympic gold medal­ist, who has pre­vi­ously trained in the fa­cil­i­ties on of­fer at Brunel, is filmed on the ground of the univer­sity’s out­door track with his coach jok­ing about how he needs to get into shape.

An­other clip shows him do­ing a full-length sprint in the indoor ath­let­ics cen­tre, fin­ish­ing with a ‘thank you’ to Brunel in the clos­ing cred­its.

The much loved Olympic medal­list, who came to Brunel Univer­sity London for film­ing in 2015, basked in glory on the Le­ices­ter Square red car­pet as the premiere of his movie came to London re­cently.

As­sis­tant di­rec­tor of sport for the Uxbridge based univer­sity, James Bud­kiewicz, said: “Usain and his team­mates train­ing here over the years has be­come a win­win re­la­tion­ship.”

“Our stu­dents train along­side a gen­uine sport­ing su­per­star, while Usain gets to use a world class train­ing fa­cil­ity.”

The univer­sity ex­pressed de­light af­ter tweet­ing about Bolt at the be­gin­ning of De­cem­ber.

The world renowned ath­lete trained at Brunel’s ath­let­ics cen­tre dur­ing the London 2012 Olympics.

Dur­ing his stay, he took a break from his heavy train­ing sched­ule to spend time with the young ath­letes on their last day, of­fer­ing them plenty of tips and ad­vice.

Event or­gan­iser Roger Hughes said: “I’m in­cred­i­blyi dibl proud d of f th the way the whole team pulled to­gether to put on a truly fan­tas­tic week of ath­let­ics for the kids.

“Th “The event t was maded ex­tra spe­cial with the ap­pear­ance of guest stars Dame Kelly Holmes and Usain Bolt.”

PREMIERE: Usain Bolt in Le­ices­ter Square; (right) show­ing off his trade­mark stance

STAR: Usain Bolt at Brunel Univer­sity in 2012

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