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. Robinson, who is now in his senior year at Michigan, recorded 1,176 yards and 16 touchdowns last season. He had 1,702 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2010.

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