Could Usain Bolt run a 4.22 without starting blocks?

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Could Usain Bolt run a 4.22 without starting blocks? 

Post#1 » by orlandomanic » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:43 pm

Could Usain Bolt run a 4.22 without starting blocks and on astro turf ?
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Re: Could Usain Bolt run a 4.22 without starting blocks? 

Post#2 » by turnmeup88 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:09 pm

I dont think so - but this is simply because Bolt's talent doesn't lie on his take off speed but rather his ability to still accelerate as he gets to 70-80 yards - which doesn't actually make Bolt the best reference point to figure out which track athlete could have a better 40 time.
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Re: Could Usain Bolt run a 4.22 without starting blocks? 

Post#3 » by Otis Driftwood » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:52 pm

Probably... but he couldn't catch a football for ****.
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Re: Could Usain Bolt run a 4.22 without starting blocks? 

Post#4 » by RavenMad31 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:08 am

turnmeup88 wrote:I dont think so - but this is simply because Bolt's talent doesn't lie on his take off speed but rather his ability to still accelerate as he gets to 70-80 yards - which doesn't actually make Bolt the best reference point to figure out which track athlete could have a better 40 time.


Exactly this.
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Re: Could Usain Bolt run a 4.22 without starting blocks? 

Post#5 » by atlantabbq99 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:12 am

If i was an NFL official, or media member at the combine, just for fun, i would ask the top 10 guys if they would want to run 100 meter and get the time, and give them starting blocks and a track, and see if anybody could get 9.6

This would be great click bait if they posted it online.
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Re: Could Usain Bolt run a 4.22 without starting blocks? 

Post#6 » by shawn_hemp » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:30 pm

just about every NFL player (at the skill positions at least) most likely ran track at some point in their lifetime. I dont get why they dont do more measurements in pads though

let me see you run a 40 with full pads on and you have to get around a guy at the line of scrimmage

much more relevant 40 time IMO

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