What Happened the Last Time Usain Bolt and Tyreek Hill Had a Speed Contest?

Published 10/06/2021, 1:55 PM EDT
Soccer Football – Soccer Aid 2021 – Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain – September 4, 2021 World XI’s Usain Bolt with medal celebrates after the match Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff


Ever since Tyreek Hill challenged Usain Bolt to a race, fans have waited to see the two legends take to the track. While one is the fastest athlete in NFL, the other is the fastest man alive on Earth. Thus, a meetup between the two superstars would send sparks flying, surely.

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However, they had a different contest when they met, eventually. In what was a speed skills competition, they showcased a unique set of talents. In a host of different competitions, Bolt and Hill went up against each other to provide a snippet of what they were capable of.

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Thus, each round excited the fans in attendance to witness the fastest athletes on the earth compete against each other.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 14: Usain Bolt of Jamaica competes in the Men’s 100 meter semifinal on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Usain Bolt and Tyreek Hill meet in a unique contest

Different competitions were scheduled as both these athletes went head-to-head to determine who was faster. The first competition was the classic hand-slap. The two put in a valiant effort as Hill looked like he won the competition with a classic clap on Bolt’s hands.

The next round saw a BlackJack competition between the two superstars. Similar to the earlier round, Hill bagged the win remarkably. The reflexes shown by both were incredible. Hence, the competition started heating up.

Heading into the third round, the host gave a stopwatch to both the competitors. The task was to stop the watch close to Bolt’s Olympic record of 9.58 seconds, a feat he achieved during the Berlin World Championships. This competition went in favor of Hill as he stopped the time at 9.46 while Bolt managed 9.41.

The last round saw an interesting challenge with both competitors needing to tweet a post about how fast they were than the other. The winner was once again Hill as he tweeted faster than Bolt.

Finally, a balloon bursting round saw Hill defeat Bolt in all the competitions and take home the tag of conquering Usain in the speed skills challenge. In what turned out to be an interesting turn of events, both these athletes showcased their talents in a fun-filled evening.

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Hill challenged Bolt to a dash

The wide receiver Tyreek Hill is one of the fastest men ever in the NFL. But challenging Bolt to a race speaks volumes about the confidence he had in himself.

When challenging the greatest athlete of all time to a race, he spoke about Bolt being washed up while not being able to match him in the current scenario.

“Usain Bolt got out of the game for a reason, right?”

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“He’s old, he’s washed up, and he can’t see me in 40 yards. Hundred-yard dash, yes, that’s what he do. But 40-yard dash, according to this, Usain Bolts, you cannot see me,” said Hill.

Even though it was not a normal 40-meter-dash, the speed skills challenge may have focused on the reflexes of both these athletes. However, there is no doubt that Usain Bolt is the fastest man on earth and the tables would’ve turned had they met on the track.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the centre the respect he deserves.

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