Usain Bolt: Shannon Sharpe tips NFL star to beat fastest man in history over 40m dash

Usain Bolt: Shannon Sharpe tips NFL star to beat fastest man in history over 40m dash

Funmilayo Fameso 09:14 - 30.05.2024

Another disrespect to Usain Bolt after Shannon Sharpe bragged the track legend is losing a 40m race to NFL star Tyreek Hill.

Three-time Super Bowl winner Shannon Sharpe has tipped NFL star Tyreek Hill to defeat fastest man in history Usain Bolt over a 40m dash race.

In the Nightcap podcast show, Sharpe bragged that the track legend is retired and isn't at his best again, so it'll be an easy win for Hill, who's regarded as one of the fastest in the NFL.

Shannon Sharpe thinks Tyreek Hill will defeat Bolt in a 40m dash race

"Probably Tyreek Hill. Usain Bolt probably has not run since he retired, since he last ran at the 2017 World Championships in which he won the bronze. So I'll take Tyreek," said Sharpe when asked who he thinks will win a 40m dash race right now between Bolt and Hill.

Usain Bolt clocked the 100m WR of 9.58s at the Berlin 2009 World Championships

However, Sharpe believes world 60m record holder Christian Coleman has an edge over Hill in a 40m race.

"Christian Coleman, I'll blow the doors off Tyreek. You see how Christian Coleman get out of the block? He got the fastest start I ever seen."

Brief background on Tyreek Hill

The 30-year-old is a wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL) and a Super Bowl winner with the Chiefs.

Hill was a former track and field star, who played primarily as a return specialist as a rookie but has transitioned to strictly playing wide receiver.

Tyreek Hill

Following his rookie year, he received the nickname "Cheetah" in reference to his speed. He has been selected to the Pro Bowl in each of his eight seasons in the league and was named to the NFL 2010s All-Decade Team as a punt returner.

Who's going to win a 40m race between Tyreek Hill and Usain Bolt?

Most NFL wide receivers like Hill are known to be very fast, which is why there's always the comparison with renowned sprinters. Despite their swiftness compared to other sportsmen, their speed will mostly never match-up with a professional sprinter who has dedicated most of his years to mastering how to run fast in any sprint race.

In this case while Bolt may be retired, that doesn't mean he can't still dominate a sprint race, especially against an amateur runner. In addition, the Jamaican icon retired as the greatest sprinter in history owning multiple World Records in his name.

Hill may be known as the 'cheetah' in the NFL and still an active athlete, so he's in shape to challenge in any race, but Bolt if given a specific time to prepare or even not will always have the edge.

However, the only exception to this is that the former world 100m champion was known to be a poor starter during his active years, so the football star may capitalize on this as his strength. Notwithstanding, it's going to be a tight race and Bolt remains the favourite for the win as the GOAT.