Thieves Steal $34K Pair of Sneakers
Gone are Usain Bolt's cleats he wore setting 100M world record
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted May 7, 2014 12:32 PM CDT
The shoes Usain Bolt wore when setting a 100-meter world record in 2009 have been stolen.   (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

(Newser) – A pair of Usain Bolt's orange cleats were on display in London—until someone stole the signed shoes, which are reportedly worth $34,000. The Jamaican athlete wore the cleats when he set the world record in the 100-meter race in 2009, the Los Angeles Times reports. Now, he's asking for the shoes to be returned. "I know u love me..but please why u had to go stealing that signed Usain Bolt spikes?" he tweeted yesterday. "I know u going to return it. Right?" Bolt, it seems, is kindly replacing the shoes, Business Insider notes: He tweeted a photo of himself signing another pair, which he will "FedEx straight to London later."

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