LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07: Usain Bolt of Jamaica reacts after competing in the Men's 200m Round 1 Heats on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 7, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Hello, 2008, is that you? Chris Johnson talked to the media after practice yesterday, and he said, stop me if you have hear this before, that he thinks he would have a chance to beat Usain Bolt in the 100 meters. Here is what he said via Jim Wyatt:
"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."I think it is hilarious that people like PFT and ATL are acting like this is brand new information. He said the same stuff 4 years ago when Bolt was crushing world records.
At this point, there is no way CJ would have a chance to run with Bolt, but I do agree with his assessment that if he had done nothing but train for the 100 meters since high school that he would have a chance.
Johnson told the 3HL guys yesterday that he ran a 10.3 in high school. That isn't far off Bolt's record, and that was without the proper training CJ would get while training for the Olympics. So you're telling me there's a chance.