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Usain Bolt tweets pleas for return of historic shoes

Usain Bolt is being awfully polite for a guy whose historic -- and extremely valuable -- shoes have been stolen.

A pair of orange Puma spikes worn by the Jamaican sprinter when he set the world 100-meter record back in 2009 has been stolen from a display in Croydon, a town in South London, according to multiple media reports.

The shoes, which were signed by Bolt, are said to be worth nearly $34,000.

The six-time Olympic gold medalist took to Twitter on Tuesday to ask for the items' return, but in the nicest way possible, writing: "I know u love me..but please why u had to go stealing that signed Usain Bolt spikes in Croydon, England..I know u going to return it. Right?"

He went on to explain in a separate tweet "All you had to do was just ask me for one..No need to go stealing the ppl things..Come on now."

Finally, in another tweet on the matter, Bolt refers to the thief as merely an "overly excited fan."

So there you have it -- Bolt is a nice guy who actually does finish first.

 

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