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UK startup offers Usain Bolt some shares, ‘all the McNuggets’ he needs

Well that’s one way to get attention, UK startup Shutl has offered Jamaican sprinting sensation Usain Bolt a one percent stake in the company, and all the chicken nuggets he can eat.

The VC-backed company, which specialises in delivering goods ordered online, sent a letter to Bolt offering him equity in the company and “all the McNuggets” he needs (the sprinter famously ate chicken McNuggets just before his record-breaking 100 metre final in Beijing).

According to The Next Web, all he has to do in return is set aside some of his time to help the company break a world record for the fastest delivery. The company claims it already holds the record, with a time 14 minutes and 58 seconds. It’s unclear however what the criteria for the time were.

Author | Stuart Thomas

Stuart Thomas
Stuart Thomas joined the Burn Media team in 2011 while finishing off an MA in South African Literature. Eager to prove his geek credentials, he allowed himself to be thrown in the deep and did his best to stay afloat. When not fused with his keyboard, you can find... More