Sunday, August 16, 2009
When we talk about football speed we talk about 40 yards. Every college and professional prospect, not to mention player, has a forty yard time. The low 4's are great, even times in the 5's are acceptable for the real big boys. When Usain Bolt set a new world record Saturday in the 100 meters at 9.58 seconds, that was the equivalent of running his last 40 yards in 3.1 seconds. Granted, he had a running start, but that is still almost unbelievable. The dude is running at a clip of about 30 miles per hour. With one heck of a MPG I might add! He destroyed his own world record by .11 seconds. In a 100 meter distance, that margin is amazing. The scary part is that he possibly can go faster. It was even projected that he could have run a 9.55 when he won the Olympics if he had not been playing to the crowd. He has and is an unbelievable talent. Now perhaps he will take it seriously enough in order to work harder and see just how great he truly can be.