Back-to-back Olympic 100m champion Usain Bolt is set to spend time with the back-to-back Australian National Basketball League champion Breakers when he visits New Zealand next month.
The Jamaican athletics great, who reaffirmed his status as the world's fastest man with three gold medals on the track at last month's London Olympics, will be in the country on October 8 as part of a promotional tour for sports drink Gatorade which is set to relaunch here.
Bolt will attend a Breakers event to formalise Gatorade's new sponsorship deal with the North Shore-based club. He is set to take part in the Breakers' warm-up before they take on the Breakers Academy squad in a friendly training session.
"We are stoked to partner with Gatorade, and every player is buzzing about the opportunity to meet Usain Bolt and launch the relationship in a special way," Breakers general manager Richard Clarke said.
"Certainly the boys are looking forward to the chance to warm up with the fastest man on earth."
The charismatic Bolt is no stranger to celebrity endorsements.
He is already an ambassador for sport's wear giant Puma, believed to be worth $9 million (NZD$12 million) annually, and recently impersonated Richard Branson in an advertisement for Virgin Media.
Further details of his activities in New Zealand are still to be released.