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Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson and Olympic superstar Usain Bolt are planning on having a running race for charity, but they have yet to decide a distance.  Johnson had a record time at the NFL combine at 4.24 seconds, and Bolt is the world record-holder for 100m so they are hoping to find some common ground: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4794525

US Olympic Ski Team member and 2010 medal hopeful Bode Miller took time on Saturday to help sell paintings of his image where part of the proceeds would benefit his charity, the Turtle Ridge Foundation.  He personally signed each painting, which ranged from $950 to $7,750.   http://www.vaildaily.com/article/20091204/AE/912039945/1078&ParentProfile=1062

In the above video, Bryan Clay shares his thoughts on what allowed him to succeed in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and his bond with fellow competitors.  He also speaks of how competiting can serve as a vehicle for his foundation to help others realize their potential.

Hannah Teter, 2006 gold medalist snowboarder from Vermont, has become the first athlete to be apart of a Ben and Jerry’s themed ice cream. This ice cream, which will be called Maple Blondie, will benefit Teter’s charity Hannah’s Gold, with all proceeds going to her projects in Africa: http://www.boston.com/business/ticker/2009/11/ben_jerrys_hono.html

 

The world’s fastest man officially met the world’s fastest animal recently and the two have been friends ever since.  Usain Bolt recently adopted a cheetah and named him Lightning Bolt, in an effort to nurture the survival of the species.  For those of you who think it would be a novel idea to follow in Bolt’s footsteps, you might want to reconsider because Bolt spent nearly $14,000 to simply adopt the cheetah and will spend an additional $3000 annually for care accomodations to the faster “Bolt.”  Here is the article:  http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iTvtvKc42L1W4CRkF0g_2eIkHv3Q

Yet, even if your pockets are not as deep as Mr. Bolt, you can still find a way to make an impact by supporting the Zeitz foundation: http://www.zeitzfoundation.org/

Bryan Clay held his annual KidFit clinic in Hawaii, and it turned out to be a huge success with about 300+ children showing up: http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20091017/BREAKING01/91017038/Kids+turn+out+for+clinic+with+Bryan+Clay

Olympic gold medalist and world-record holder Usain Bolt is playing cricket for charity this Sunday.  While he’ll be sticking with sprinting for 2012, he does speak of his strong interest in cricket:  http://blog.taragana.com/sports/2009/10/14/sprint-star-uasain-bolt-set-for-charity-cricket-match-37619/


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