Arsenal: Hector Bellerin breaks Usain Bolt’s sprint record (sort of)
Is Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin faster than Usain Bolt, the world’s greatest 100m runner?
Elizabeth Cassin writes for the BBC:
When Usain Bolt broke the 100m world record in 2009, it took him 4.64 seconds to run the first 40m. But it’s been reported that Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin ran the same distance in 4.41 seconds. So could Bellerin beat Bolt in a race?
Over 40 metres, yes. From a standing start: no.
When he was asked if he would like to run against Usain Bolt, Bellerin replied, “Obviously I would fancy it, but there’s nothing I think I could do. He’s a sprinter, he’s the quickest man in the world.”