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February 25, 2009

Eli the sprinter

Filed under: Uncategorized — Eli Savoie @ 11:40 am

For those of you that listen to the show, you may remember the conversation we had right after the Olympics about how big of a head start I’d need to beat Usain Bolt in the 100 m dash. I went out and timed myself running 50 meters and came to the conclusion that I thought I could come close to Bolt with a 50 meter head start. Well, if I only had the NFL Network’s Technology to help it would have made things easier. This clip gives you an idea of how much faster great athletes are than average slow white guys like Rich Eisen and myself. Every year at the NFL Draft Combine, Eisen, of the NFL Network, runs the 40 yard dash and this year they superimposed him against some of the athletes to show how much faster they are. After watching this, I kind of feel like I would need more than 50 meters to beat a world-class sprinter like Bolt. This is good stuff.

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