KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt was honoured with a statue outside the Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar, Florida on Saturday.
The US$250,000 clay piece sits on a two-tier granite structure created by Jamaican sculptor Basil Watson.
Vice Mayor of Miramar Alexandra Davis, who spearheaded the project, told sources that the statue will inspire residents and local athletes while attracting tourists.
"The statue will become a point of pride for our community, a landmark that showcases our commitment to excellence, athleticism and the celebration of human achievement," Davis says.
Bolt is widely regarded as the greatest sprinter of all time. He holds world records in the 100m and 200m as well as the 4x100m relay.
A statue of the Trelawny native was also unveiled in Independence Park at the National Stadium in Kingston in 2017.