Usain Bolt Sprints with Kids in Buenos Aires
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Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt led a children's clinic in a low-income district of Buenos Aires on Friday (December 13) to promote sport and education. The youngsters did their best to keep up with "the fastest man on Earth" as well as Buenos Aires mayor, Mauricio Macri. The 27-year-old, six time Olympic gold medalist said he wanted to take part in the event because athletics was a good way to help kids reach their potential.

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SHOWS: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA (DECEMBER 13, 2013) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. CHILDREN WAITING FOR JAMAICAN TRACK STAR, USAIN BOLT, TO ARRIVE TO LEAD THEM IN A CLINIC 2. VARIOUS OF BOLT'S ARRIVAL 3. VARIOUS OF BOLT LEADING THE CLINIC WITH KIDS 4. VARIOUS OF BOLT AND BUENOS AIRES MAYOR MAURICIO MACRI RUNNING WITH KIDS AND KIDS WATCHING FROM WINDOWS 5. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JAMAICAN TRACK STAR, USAIN BOLT, SAYING: "Sports is very important to help the young kids to focus on something that's more greater," 6. A MAN WATCHING THE CLINIC FROM HIS HOME 7. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JAMAICAN TRACK STAR, USAIN BOLT, SAYING: "So they can enjoy themselves and make a future for themselves because a lot of kids get distracted, a lot of them don't like school so sports is always a way to help to educate kids and to push them forward." 8. VARIOUS OF BOLT RUNNING AND JUMPING HURDLES WITH CHILDREN 9. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JAMAICAN TRACK STAR, USAIN BOLT, SAYING: "So for me to come here and to help these kids and to motivate these kids to get into sports, for me, is an honour." 10. VARIOUS OF BOLT TAKING PICTURES WITH KIDS 11. VARIOUS OF BOLT LEAVING THE AREA STORY: Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt led a children's clinic in a low-income district of Buenos Aires on Friday (December 13) to promote sport and education. The youngsters did their best to keep up with "the fastest man on Earth" as well as Buenos Aires mayor, Mauricio Macri. The 27-year-old, six time Olympic gold medalist said he wanted to take part in the event because athletics was a good way to help kids reach their potential. "Sports is very important to help the young kids to focus on something that's more greater," Bolt said. "So they can enjoy themselves and make a future for themselves because a lot of kids get distracted, a lot of them don't like school so sports is always a way to help to educate kids and to push them forward," he added. Bolt won gold in the 100 meters, 200 and 4x100 relay at the Moscow worlds in August to take his all-time tally to eight golds and two silvers at the championships, making him the most successful athlete in their history. "So for me to come here and to help these kids and to motivate these kids to get into sports, for me, is an honour," said Bolt. On Saturday (December 14) the track star will participate in a series of events near Buenos Aires' Teatro Colon including pitting his running shoes against the city's Metrobus transit system along the iconic Avenida 9 de Julio.