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Track star auctions Twitter promo space on arm

Updated: January 11, 2012, 2:06 PM ET
By Maria Burns Ortiz

Looking for sponsorship opportunities, 800-meter runner Nick Symmonds did what any athlete would do. He put himself up on eBay. OK, so maybe it's not the most typical approach, and he didn't put his entire self up for auction, just space on his left biceps for someone's Twitter handle.

Ranked No. 1 in the United States and No. 6 in the world, Symmonds will wear the winning bidder's handle (as a temporary tattoo) on his arm for every meet this coming year.

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