Agent: Bolt reps shopping biography

Updated: August 25, 2009, 6:30 PM ET
Associated Press

This book just might be a quick read.

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

"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 meters, 200 meters and 400-meter 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, China, on Sept. 20, Simms said.


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