Still got it: Usain Bolt rolls up at Super Bowl event, breezily ties 40-yard sprint record (VIDEO)
Usain Bolt may have officially hung up his spikes, but he’s definitely still got it. The Jamaican sprint king appeared at the NFL Super Bowl Experience in Atlanta, and proceeded to tie a 40-yard league sprint record.
Bolt, 32, is in town ahead of Sunday’s big game between the LA Rams and New England Patriots, and showed that he could have had the makings of a gridiron great himself.
The 100m and 200m world record holder took to a makeshift stretch of turf to complete the 40-yard dash that NFL hopefuls cover as part of the Scouting Combine each year.
Dressed in sneakers and a tracksuit, eight-time Olympic gold medalist Bolt blitzed the distance (36.5 meters) in an unofficial 4.22 seconds – which would tie the record set by John Ross, the Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver, ahead of the 2017 draft.
Sunday’s Super Bowl sees the Patriots aim for a sixth championship in what is their third appearance in a row in the NFL showpiece.
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Bolt, meanwhile, recently ended his pursuit of a professional career in the other form of football (i.e. soccer), after failing to land a professional contract despite a lenghty trial with Australian top-tier team Central Coast Mariners.
It looks like he hasn't lost much of that lightning pace, though.