Denard Robinson on Usain Bolt: 'I'm pretty sure I can beat him in a 40-yard dash'

Tuesday August 14th, 2012

Denard Robinson thinks he's faster than Usain Bolt. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson made a bold statement at Sunday's media day when he said that he would beat Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt in a 40-yard sprint, according to USA Today Sports:

"I've watched him run, and I'm pretty sure I can beat him in a 40-yard dash," the Heisman hopeful said at Michigan's media day on Sunday. "I'd get a better start, and I could take him.

At 60 yards, Robinson said he'd be in trouble and at 100 yards, he said he wouldn't stand a chance against Bolt.

In 2010, as a member of Michigan's Track & Field team, Robinson ran a 60-meter dash in 6.81 seconds. By comparison, in the 100-meter race at the 2009 World Athletics Championship, Bolt had ran the first 60-meters in 6.31 seconds.

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