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Usain Bolt Laughs Off Suggestions Hector Bellerin Could Beat Him in a Race

Usain Bolt Laughs Off Suggestions Hector Bellerin Could Beat Him in a Race

Usain Bolt is constantly referred to as the fastest man in the world – but is he even the fastest man in the Premier League?

Well, Arsenal speedster Hector Bellerin might have a thing or two to say about that.

The Spanish right-back broke into the Gunners’ first-team last season, and wowed fans and team-mates alike with his blistering pace and jet-heeled runs.

We’ve even told you on several occasions how Bellerin seems pretty certain that he is faster than his pacey colleague Theo Walcott.

But could he really be faster than Olympic legend Usain Bolt? Surely not.

Last year, we told you how a report had proved that Bellerin was faster than Bolt over 40 metres, but might struggle over the Jamaican sprinter’s trademark 100.

And now the man himself has been forced to deny that there’s any chance the defender could out-pace him over any distance.

He told Eurosport, via The Metro: “”These stories make me laugh.

“Footballers are very fast over the first 10-20 metres – that is what they train for. I train to be fast over 100 metres or 200 metres.”

That’s that then. Seems like perhaps the question hit a nerve!

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