Birthday boy Bailey-Cole signs for Puma

first_imgAndre Lowe, Special Projects Editor – Sports Two-time Olympic relay gold medal winner and 100m Commonwealth Games champion Kemar Bailey-Cole has signed a multi-year deal with sports goods manufacturer Puma, in the company’s latest show of support for Jamaican track and field. Puma are also said to be looking to deepen their roots with some of the island’s top youngsters – including an Olympic medallist, among those reportedly considering to put pen to paper with the German company in the coming days. Bailey-Cole, who trains with one of Puma’s most recognisable ambassadors Usain Bolt at the Racers Track Club, had been sponsored by adidas since he turned pro, but the sprinter, who celebrates his 24th birthday today, was in Herzogenaurach, Germany – home of Puma’s headquarters a couple of days ago, where the deal is believed to have been signed. The sprinter posted several pictures to his personal account on Instagram from Herzogenaurach, while wearing branded gear from the company, under the caption: “Two things define us. Our patience when we have nothing and our attitude when we have everything.” His post also included the hashtags #puma and #pumarunning as well as the company’s most recent marketing note #foreverfaster. Puma is shortly expected to officially announce their partnership with Bailey-Cole but the company, which also has the likes of Hansle Parchment and Ristananna Tracey among its rank of Jamaican athletes, seems far from done, with a number of other interesting deals being lined up. Puma is a long-time sponsor of the Jamaica Olympic Association as well as the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association and is a mainstay at a number of development and marquee meets across the island.last_img read more