Usain Bolt set to pen autobiography

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Two books by three-time Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Usain Bolt are due to be published, reported The Bookseller on February 19. An illustrated title is due out in October 2010, followed by a full-length autobiography in 2012.

According to The Bookseller, publisher HarperSport says the first title will be "an illustrative narrative celebration" about the sprinter's Caribbean roots, inspiration, and career trajectory. The autobiography will released shortly after the London Olympics.

Usain Bolt - called "Lightening Bolt" by his fans - rose to prominence at age 15 when he won the 200m event at the 2002 World Junior Championships. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, he won gold medals in three sprinting events: the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m relay. He currently holds the world and Olympic records in all three events, having beat his own records in the 100m and 200m at the 2009 World Championships.