“We Would Be Even”: Jonathan Owens Challenges Girlfriend Simone Biles to 40 Yard Dash

Published 12/28/2021, 11:05 AM EST
Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens first went public with their relationship in August 2020


Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens are Instagram’s new favorite celebrity couple. From training together to living together, fans will testify they make a great partnership. Speaking of which, Owens recently opened up on how tough Biles trained to earn her GOAT title. Notably, he also revealed how she gives him tips in training.

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The fierce competitors they are, Owens revealed he wants to have a 40-yard dash with Simone, to determine who is the fastest amongst the two.

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Jonathan Owens challenges Simone Biles

Having a sprint session between the two seems highly possible. Both are competitive and strive to be the best in whatever they do. Owens recently had a significant step up in his NFL career, making starts in almost all games. In fact, in his latest game against the Los Angeles Chargers, he got his first interception for the Texans, in addition to a fumbled recovery. Thus, he talked about Biles having an influence on him while also challenging her in a 40-yard dash to test her mettle. It all comes from a backstory of a rope climbing challenge that he lost.

“She got em, but she might get me in the jump, I don’t know. We’ll have to see pound per pound, you know it’s a little different. I know you have seen the one video on the rope climb. She didn’t tell me they do that every day. I said now we gotta race in a 40 and then we would be even,” said Owens.

TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 03: Simone Biles of Team United States reacts during the Women’s Balance Beam Final on day eleven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on August 03, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

The earlier challenge did not go well for Owens as he lost fair and square in a rope climbing contest. Biles emerged as the clear winner there, and hence, Owens now wants to test her competitiveness in the 40-yard dash.

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Will Biles accept the challenge?

Being an elite gymnast is no easy task. As for Biles, winning four gold medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics, she cemented her legacy as one of the greatest American gymnasts of all time.

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When Biles challenged Owens to a rope climbing competition, she raced to the top in 10.12 seconds. While Owens barely made it to the end, Biles won the race with ease.

However, Owens did pretty well in his NFL Combines. He set a time of 4.43 seconds in the 40-yard dash and had an impressive 43 inch vertical.

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Would you want to see a Biles vs Owens 40-yard dash? Get the placards out and let’s have a challenge between these two lovely personalities.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is a US Sports and 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 center the respect he deserves.

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