The Shoe Addicts present: Usain Bolt, 2012 IAAF World Athlete of the Year, courtesy of the Shoe Addicts, note by Larry Eder

Usain Bolt told us that his wake up call this year was the Jamaican Trials, where Yohan Blake defeated his twice, first at the 100 meters and second at the 200 meters. "It is much harder now, " Bolt told the assembled media in Barcelona, Spain on the 100th birthday of the IAAF. Bolt also told the media that 2013 is about running very fast. " I will be trying each time I go out to see how fast I can run. " Bolt also gave credit to where credit is due: his coach, Glenn Mills, his sponsors, his management, his team mates, his family, his fans. That should make 2013 even more fun! The following video is from the Shoe Addicts celebrating Usain Bolt's fourth IAAF World Athlete of the Year award. And from the sprinter himself, perhaps his hardest award to win, and the one he will savor...for now.

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