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Usain Bolt Ties NFL Record With Sensational Sprint Effort Ahead Of Super Bowl LIII

Usain Bolt Tied The NFL Record For The 40-yard Dash
Usain Bolt Tied The NFL Record For The 40-yard Dash

Usain Bolt's foray into the world of football (or 'soccer' for our American friends) was short-lived as he announced his retirement last week, although he showed that his pace could be a handy addition in the world of American Football on Saturday.

As the build-up to Sunday night's Super Bowl LIII between Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots continues, Bolt was in Atlanta and took part in the 40-yard dash.

The dash is used at the scouting combine each year as players hope to impress scouts and the record for the sprint is 4.22 seconds.

Step forward, Usain Bolt.

The Olympic legend casually took on the dash in his everyday trainers and jogging bottoms... He duly managed to tie the NFL record time of 4.22 seconds! 

The 32-year-old wasn't even wearing running spikes but he showed that he has still got the magic in his legs when it comes to sprinting.

Bolt tied the record for the fastest 40-dash which is held by the Cincinnati Bengals' wide receiver, John Ross, who also ran it in 4.22 seconds prior to the 2017 NFL Draft. 

Bolt recently announced his retirement from football following a short spell with Australian A-League club, the Central Coast Mariners. He did score twice in a friendly match for the club but he announced his retirement by saying that his "sports life was over".

The Jamaican star is now pursuing other business interests but he showed that he can still mix it with the very best when it comes to sprinting! 

Watch Bolt in action in the video below:

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