Per second??? Per second????????? Per SECOND????? Are these people mad??? Usain Bolt will earn £10,000 per second when he runs the 200m at the Paris Diamond League meeting in the summer. He will also earn £2o0,000 as he “warms up” for the World Championships in August. Let me put it in perspective for you: £10,000 is about $15,000 which is about N2,250,000. And for the £200,000, it’s about $300,000 and about N45,000,000 (forty-five million naira)
Help me, Lord, I’m getting light-headed.
Now, permit me to lament Naija style: What was I doing with my life when Usain Bolt was becoming a runner? Why didn’t my parents make me run? Why am I not running now? Oh, God, why is my own always different? When my mates are making £10,000 per second, I’m here writing about them. Why me? The people that made me not to be a runner, it will never, ever be good for them. The God that I serve, the God that answereth by fire, He will rise and fight for me. He will defend me. He will open running doors for me. He will destroy my enemies. Those who point at me and mock me and say, “Look, she cannot run,” they will hear of my victory! They will see my gold medals, but they will not be able to touch them.
Ehen. Back to the matter at hand. Usain Bolt’s best time for 200m – according to what I read – is 19.19 seconds. So, let’s say 20 seconds, and let’s say he achieves this time again at this race; that means, he will earn 20 (seconds) times (X) 10,000 (£). And that makes it £200,000. That’s – in case you have forgotten – $300,000 — which is N45,000,000. In twenty seconds. TWENTY. SECONDS. Not a year. Not a few months. Not a month. Not a week. Not a day. Not even a minute. TWENTY. SECONDS.
Drops mic. Walks away.
Source: Daily Mail