Eight-time Olympic champion the honorable Dr. Usain Bolt, has received an honorary doctorate from Brunel University London.
This is his third honorary doctorate from a university for his outstanding contribution to athletics.
The athlete, turned producer, received an honorary Doctor of Laws from The University of the West Indies in 2011, and his first from the Queen’s University in Belfast Northern Ireland in 2010.
Bolt has trained several times at Brunel’s Indoor Athletics Centre and its outdoor IAAF- certified outdoor athletics track, particularly during the lead-up to the 2012 London Olympics where he won three gold medals.
During his acceptance speech via video on Tuesday, Bolt gave the graduates some encouraging words, “I want to say to the graduates, hard work does pay off, just remember that the road won’t be easy, there will be ups and downs, and you will fail. But always remember, learn from your failure and try again”.