There were two big winners at one of the last major track and field races before the Rio Olympics.
Usain Bolt triumphed Friday in London at the IAAF Diamond League Athletics Muller Anniversary Games, clocking 19.89 to win a 200-meter race.
With emotions running high, the athlete took off his Puma sneakers and hurled them into the crowd — and a lucky fan who caught the shoes was so overwhelmed that she broke down in tears.
“I am officially the luckiest girl on the planet but I will cherish these for the rest of my life,” the fan later tweeted Bolt, attaching a photo of the kicks.
— robs (@robynwillsy) July 23, 2016
Bolt’s customized Puma spikes are inspired by the sportswear brand’s Bolt evoSPEED shoes. They feature an aerodynamic upper, microfiber and suede lining, and stiff the Pebax spike plate.
The performance sneakers cost $125 online.
The event was Bolt’s first game since suffering a strained hamstring.
“Thanks for the continued support my peeps..Happy to finish the race injury free,” he tweeted.
Bolt also announced on the social networking platform the debut of his e-store, which includes apparel, performance footwear, accessories and on-trend fashion by Puma.
“I am pleased to launch the official Usain Bolt online store,” he wrote.
Bolt will participate in the upcoming Rio Olympic Games, which run Aug. 5-21.