Bolt set for NZ debut

Yahoo! New Zealand September 10, 2012, 2:24 pm

The world's fastest man is on his way to New Zealand.

Beverage company Frucor is bringing Gatorade athlete, Usain Bolt, to New Zealand on October 8, 2012.

In a statement released this afternoon, Frucor, the licensed producer of Gatorade in New Zealand, said Bolt's visit will be an instrumental part of its Kiwi launch campaign.

The US sports drink has supported athletes at all levels since its origins in 1965 when it was formulated by researchers at the University of Florida to successfully combat dehydration.

"Gatorade is the Number 1 sports drink in the world with more than four decades of scientific research behind it, but New Zealand is a relatively new market for the brand, and we're looking forward to launching Gatorade in an exciting way with Usain's visit," says Mark Callaghan, CEO of Frucor.

Usain Bolt has been supported by Gatorade for four years, through four World Records and three gold medals. He is currently featured in a Gatorade marketing campaign to launch the brand into the New Zealand market.

"We are unbelievably excited to bring the fastest man on earth to New Zealand. Coming off his recent performance, Usain well and truly earned his place in history as the fastest sprinter to ever compete," says Callaghan.

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