Titans' Chris Johnson thinks he could beat Usain Bolt in 40
August 9, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson has watched sprinter Usain Bolt in the Olympics, and like everyone else, he's been blown away. "He is a great athlete," Johnson said. "I think he'll be the best track athlete ever to compete in the Olympics."
Still, Johnson says he could beat Bolt in a race -- at least in a short race.
"I feel like if I would have kept training for track I'd have a chance, but I play football and he runs track, so it's totally different," Johnson said. "I think I could still probably beat him in the 40. If I actually trained for the distance he trained for, I think I'd have a chance."
Bolt set world records in the 100 and 200 meters at the Beijing Olympics four years ago. He broke his Olympic record this week in London by running the 100 in 9.63 seconds. Bolt runs the 200 on Thursday.