Monday, 15 May 2017 20:08

Usain Bolt donates world record-breaking shoes to Jamaican charity

When Usain Bolt set world records in the 100m and 200m at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, Germany, he did so wearing limited edition white and gold Puma track shoes.

He clocked 9.58 seconds in the 100m and 19.19 seconds in the 200m. Both world records still stand.

Last week, he donated those shoes to Lady Allen, the wife of the Governor General of Jamaica, in order to raise money for the Issa Trust Foundation. The charity provides medical equipment and services to pediatric wards at hospitals across Jamaica.

“[Bolt] willingly came on board to support the work of the foundation three years ago… we are renewing that purpose,” Lady Allen said in a press release.

The shoes will be auctioned in June, culminating at a presentation and fundraising concert on June 24.