Usain Bolt Responds To Claims That Hector Bellerin Is Faster Than Him

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Six time Olympic gold medalist, Usain Bolt, has come out to abolish the claim made by a  BBC report last year that Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin is faster than him over a distance of 40 metres.

The report claimed that Bellerin covered a 40m distance in 4.41 seconds – a time quicker than Bolt reached the 40 metre mark at on his way to clocking the current 100 metre world record in 2009.

The stats was put to the Spanish full-back back in November and he said “He’s a sprinter, obviously he’s the quickest man in the world,” he said. I’ve seen people say that I’m faster than him and stuff like that but it’s always different when you have a ball at your feet. That’s what my job is all about and I would not try and beat him.”

Bolt, who is aiming for more success at this summer’s Rio Olympics, told Eurosport that these things make him ‘laugh’.

“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.”

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