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“Who Gives a Sh*t”: Tyreek Hill’s Absurd Claim on World’s Fastest Usain Bolt Leads to NFL World’s Brutal Roast by Track Athletes

Published 12/22/2022, 6:30 AM EST

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NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 12: Track star and new Bolt pitchman Usain Bolt looks on during a press conference about the new Bolt Mobility scooter outside of New York City Hall, March 12, 2019 in New York City. Electric scooters are still not street-legal in New York City, but transportation advocates and lobbyists are encouraging the push toward legalization and regulation. Bolt, a Miami-based startup, joins a crowded field of competitors in the United States, including Bird Scooters, Lime Scooters and Lift Scooters. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

The worlds of track & field and the NFL have one of the most unique relationships. Both sports are united by their athletes’ speed but are divided by who is faster. The argument over which sport has the faster sprinters has been around since (seemingly) the dawn of time. In a recent update on the topic of debate, NFL player Tyreek Hill stated he could defeat any track athlete. In turn, the track & field community came back with some thoughts of their own. But the biggest claim came from American sprinter Ronnie Baker.

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So what exactly did Tyreek Hill say? And what reactions he got to his statements? Let’s find out.

Ronnie Baker is ready to wager his entire year’s salary for a showdown with the NFL star

Famously known as ‘Tyfreak’ or ‘Cheetah,’ Tyreek Hill plays as the Wide Receiver for the Miami Dolphins. Renowned for his pace, Hill took a dig at professional track & field athletes by stating, “40-yard dash between me and Usain Bolt, I’m definitely beating him.” And this was enough to rattle the Track & Field community as they rallied together to put an end to such claims.


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Retired Canadian sprinter Anson Henry replied by asking, “who gives a sh*t? I’m just trying to figure out why people in other sports, especially American football, continuously talk about competing with track athletes. These NFL football players need to chill, man,” added a distraught Anson Henry.


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Trayvon Bromell, Ronnie Baker and Other US Track Stars Accept Tyreek Hill’s Speed Challenge: “Put Some Money On It”

Rallying alongside Henry was American Track athlete Ronnie Baker. The sprinter commented he would “take out a mortgage on my home and put up my entire salary for a year to race any NFL football player head to head.

Is ‘Tyfreak’ faster than Bolt or Baker?


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With such bold claims coming from Tyreek Hill, it wouldn’t be wrong to look at his best 60m dash and pitch them against some of the best in the biz, right?

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Right off the bat, the 28-year-old wide receiver is quick on his feet. In March 2014, Hill recorded his fastest official 60m dash with an impressive time of 6.64 seconds. But sadly for him, it pales in comparison to the 60m timings from both Bolt and Baker. When Usain Bolt set the world record for the 100m sprint, he completed the first 60m of the race in 6.31 seconds. While Ronnie Baker has a PB of 6.40 seconds, which makes him the third-fastest athlete in the event history.


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Judging by the numbers, the professional sprinters will have the edge over the NFL star. What are your thoughts on which athlete would be faster?



Naman Gopal Srivastava

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Naman Gopal is a US Sports Writer at EssentiallySports. Naman is an Undergraduate in Journalism and Mass Communication, with a minor’s degree in Cinematography from the Maharashtra Institute of Technology. An ardent fan of basketball and soccer, Naman was once a national level soccer player himself.

Edited By: Simar Singh Wadhwa