Here’s What Usain Bolt Has to Say About Tyreek Hill Being Faster Than Him

Published 07/30/2021, 8:30 AM EDT
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 18: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the Men’s 200m Final on Day 13 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 18, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)


Dubbed the fastest man on the planet, Usain Bolt is as fast as they get. With eight Olympic Gold medals and numerous world records to his name, the Jamaican sprinter is the fastest sprinter on the face of the earth. 

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Now retired, Bolt dabbles around with multiple sports during his free time. While he is away from practice, the sprinter still is in top shape and still possesses the pace to beat pretty much anyone who dares to challenge him to a footrace. 

And surprisingly, that is something that a lot of people seem to do. Calling upon their own misery, a lot of individuals have challenged Bolt to races and said that they could beat the former Olympian in a race. But the result always goes as expected.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 09: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning gold in the Men’s 200m Final on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Several NFL players too have been compared to the legendary sprinter. Wide receivers are skill players who have to rely on their speed to break past the opposition defense to make big plays. So it’s no wonder that most claims of being faster than Bolt comes from this category of athletes. 

Bolt is a bit of a football fan himself. A fan of Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, the former sprinter is well aware of proceedings in the league. And he’s also aware of the multiple comparisons made to him by NFL fans and athletes.

Usain Bolt can beat Tyreek Hill in his sweatpants  

Appearing on the Pat McAfee Show, Usain Bolt was asked whether or not he’s ever gotten into the conversation of certain NFL players being faster than him. One NFL athlete who has drawn a lot of comparisons is Kansas City Chiefs wideout Tyreek Hill. 

Nicknamed the Cheetah, Hill is fast. And apparently, he did challenge Bolt to a race. Bolt’s reaction though? 

 

“Tyreek Hill and I got into it because he’s also a Gatorade sponsor. So we got into it one time while we were sitting down and talking and he was like, ‘Yo, you could take me’ and blah blah blah,” Bolt said. 

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But then I went to a combine one year and if you pull up the video on the internet right now, I ran a 4:22 in my sweats. Come on Tyreek, you got no chance,” he added.

 

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Bolt was referring to the time where he took part in an event before the NFL Draft in 2019. Wearing sweatpants and canvas shoes, the sprinter ran an astonishing 4.22 40-yard-dash. 

So yes, Bolt will probably smoke Hill even in his sweatpants. But being as competitive as Tyreek Hill is, he probably won’t let this slide till there’s an actual showdown between the two athletes on the track.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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