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The Fastest Athlete In The World…

By Alex On August 3, 2009 Under Sports Training

Mondays can be pretty boring. As I sat here typing and eating a monstrous turkey, tomato and mustard sandwich on Ezikiel bread, I decided I wanted to get a good discusion going here (could be fun, right?).

So, today, I have a question for YOU:

Who is the fastest athlete you have ever seen, on TV, in person, played against, whatever. Tell me the fastest, quickest, most explosive athlete you have ever seen.

I’ll start right here:

Darren Sproles.

Oh. My. God.

I’m not a fan of the Chargers or anything like that, but I will watch any of their games JUST to watch Sproles. He is the quickest, sharpest, most agile athlete I’ve ever seen.

His burst off the snap is ridiculous, his change-of-pace is unheard of and his top-end speed is brutal.

Just watch this:

My Honorable Mention List:

1. Barry Sanders

2. Earl Boykins

3. TJ Ford

4. Nook Logan (MLB)

5. Leandro Barbosa

Now, I want to hear who you think is the quickest, fastest athlete around. Let me know right below in the comments section.

Talk to you below!

-Alex

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78 comments - add yours
gilzero

August 4, 2009

teo walcott!!!

SchW

August 4, 2009

If u look in to the past you can throw in also Mike Jordan since in his North Carolina days he was close to 10.00 zero in 100m sprint and since he did not even trained sprint…and he was also very explosive and afetr pistons brutally beat him up he gained even a lot more muscles and he was still faster than almost anyone in the league and he was already 30…and for his jumping ability and pure change of direction…he did not even had to dribble around players…he just paused for a split sec and he was passed his defenders…just look at the old tapes…Kobe aint got nothing on him. And for pure speed I watched some video analysis and a video tehnician measured Lebron´s speed for 40yards. Between 4.1-4.2. You can throw in also Derrick Rose and of course A.I. And Dennis Rodman could compete in the 400m trials because he was arguably in the top 5 in 400 metres in the NCAA years.

Sumthin to argue;)

Jason

August 4, 2009

I’d say Shaq O’neal,allen iverson,and probably michael phelps in water.

Jeff G

August 4, 2009

Ricky Henderson fastest cat in MLB

Sachin

August 4, 2009

Reggie Bush and LaDainian Thomlinson(a few years ago) are a couple of my favorites. Derrick Rose and LeBron are crazy too.

adam c

August 4, 2009

i would have to say me( since using your program)
lebron james(this big dude is to fast for his size)
tony parker
micheal vick
darren sprolles

Joel Marion

August 4, 2009

Hi Aleks.

Eye wood nominaight Devin Hester 4 fastest man aliv.

Bi.

Joel

p.s. i lik the set up of ur blog.

Kevin

August 4, 2009

Usain Bolt

joe

August 4, 2009

in basketball i would say allen iverson when he was young
and tj ford but overall i have to go with usain bolt

jones

August 4, 2009

yup i got darren sproles at the top of ma list too and jacquizz rodgers and reggie bush

Anthony

August 5, 2009

The most explosive athlete ever is Michael Jordan. People just forget that because he was also so skilled at the same time, but his explosiveness put His Airness above everyone else.
Just watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGLaKfEyRL4

Drew

August 5, 2009

Messi
C.ronaldo
Real ronaldo in his prime
Torres
Pato
Zlatan Ibrahimavic

Alex

August 5, 2009

Wow, these are some pretty cool responses, I’ve been YouTubing a lot of guys I’ve never seen or heard of before. It is clear, speed is ALIVE and kicking.

@Nil-I would love to see that battle. That’s easily a million-dollar showcase.

If you wanted to go by sport, I would say:

Baseball- Carl Crawford

Basketball- Nate Robinson

Hockey- Martin St Louis

Soccer- WOW, too tough.. someone help me out here!

Nic

August 5, 2009

Blatantly agree with “coach claude” above, gotta look outside of the american bubble. Bryan Habana of the South African rugby team is the quickest and most agile being on two legs to currently walk the planet. This guy breaks opposition ankles with his side steps and burns guys over 20, 40, 60 even 80 meters.

Kyle Suppes

August 5, 2009

Guys are you kidding. Usain Bolt aka “Fastest Manon the Planet”

Kyle Suppes

August 5, 2009

my bad manon the planet

Andre

August 5, 2009

As much as I hate the guy for eliminating my Colts, I’ll hand it to him. Though, Steve Nash is a guy I’d say has the upper hand

adarqui

August 6, 2009

barry sanders is #1 on my all-time list.. deion is a close 2nd.

allen iverson in his prime was the quickest basketball player i’ve ever seen

today in football i have to give it to hester..

ricky henderson or jaun pierre in baseball..

Trent

August 7, 2009

have to agree with jake.ted ginn,he has amazing acceleration and open field speed,and he can switch directoins in the blink of an eye.

Melody Christian

August 7, 2009

I would have to say Natasha Watley with the USA Women’s National Softball Team!

Cleophris Glover

August 10, 2009

Bruce Lee, Mike Tyson, Barry Sanders, just to name a few. To me quickness is being able to move quickly. Making it look like you’re not trying hard.

Dan

August 25, 2009

Nobody, NOBODY made people look stupid like Barry Sanders. Might be he was ahead of his time, but his football highlights are the equivalent of MJ on the hardwood.

stae

September 3, 2009

who ares about speed?i’d rather spend time finding a hot beautiful girlfriend with big boob,big butt,long legg,hot body

Cowiche Wa duck

December 27, 2009

1. Bruce lee -MMA
1. Mike Jordan mj -Basketball
1. Usain Bolt -Track
1. Warick ? Dunn -NFL
1. Mike phelps -swimming
1. Mohhamad Ali -Boxing
1. leoniel Messi–Christiano Ronaldo -Soccer

Cowiche Wa duck

December 27, 2009

Watch some messi videos on YouTube or c ronaldo… But Bruce lee is KING OF QUICKNESS…no doubt

jake

May 21, 2010

bryan habana

JOe

July 11, 2010

BO JACKSON LA RAIDERS 4.1 forty at 220 pounds of solid muscle i agree with Oscar dont forget DArrel GREEN and the gold medalist that played for the cowboys Bob Hayes. Who siad barry sanders he was SLOW in a str8 line his teammates made fun of him for getting cuaght from behind BARRy was super QUICK with change of direction and first step but not fast. Dieon sanders my god but now i think Chris Johnson is the man ,he is something special i think bo is faster over 100 but chris is faster 50yards or shorter

Stewart Canupp

August 9, 2010

What happened, did Bolt forget to take his steroids