The BBC have confirmed that a Premier League player is faster than the worlds fastest man, Usain Bolt over 40 Metres. And It’s not Theo Walcott or Aaron Lennon.
It’s official, over 40 metres Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin is actually faster than Usain Bolt
After beating Theo Walcott’s long-standing sprint record at Arsenal with a 40m sprint time of 4.41 seconds, many claimed that Bellerin was actually quicker than the Jamaican sprinter.
Plenty – including a clutch of high-profile athletes – refuted the suggestion, but the BBC have now confirmed that Bellerin’s sprint time is quicker than Bolt’s first 40m when he set his 100m world record with a time of 9.58 seconds in 2009.
However, the Spanish under-21 international doesn’t actually think he’d beat Bolt over 100m.
‘Well I obviously I’d fancy it but there’s nothing I think I could do. Obviously he’s a sprinter and he’s the fastest man in the world,’ he told the BBC as part of their Football Focus show.
‘I know I’ve seen a lot of people saying I’m faster than him but it’s always different with a ball at your feet and that’s what my job is about so I would not try and beat him.’