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The fastest recorded 40 yard split on record belongs to Olympian Maurice Greene. During his World Record 60 meter run of 6.33, a mark that still exists, Green crossed the 40 yard mark at 4.18. Remembering that .25 seconds must be subtracted from that time due to Accu-track timing and you come up with a 40 yard dash time of 3.93 seconds.
So, Olympic runner Justin Gatlin’s 4.42 forty-yard dash split recorded during his Gold Medal winning 9.85 100 meter run, would convert to a 4.17 forty yard dash by football standards.
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In soccer, though the 40 yard dash is not talked about as much, speed matters as well. Messi and his Legs. Watching Messi play for FC Barcelona against Real Madrid, I can’t help but to think about what Messi’s 40 yard dash time would be. My guess is it would be 4.5 to 4.75, but I am only speculating. Cristiano Ronaldo ran a 25 meter dash in 3.61.
If you want compare the 40 yard split of a runner in a 100 meter event, subtract .25 secs from the videotaped time. So, Olympic runner Justin Gatlin’s 4.42 forty yard dash split recorded throughout his gold Medal winning 9.85 100 meter run, would convert to a 4.17 fourty yard dash by football standards.
[UPDATE]: Former Alabama star Henry Ruggs III ran a 4.27 40-yard dash to join the list in 2020. 1. John Ross (WR) - 4.22 seconds (2017) Drafted 9th overall by Cincinnati
Similar to Dri Archer as we touched on earlier, everyone had their eyes glued to John Ross at the 2017 combine because there was a chance he would break Chris Johnson’s 40-yard dash record of 4.24 seconds.
Since 2013, only 11 players have run a sub-4.30 second 40-yard-dash. They comprise of six wide receivers, three cornerbacks and two running backs. Last year, these were the 17 fastest college ...