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DK Metcalf to participate in USA track meet this weekend with eye on Tokyo Olympics

DK Metcalf

DK Metcalf
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Just give Budda Baker a 3 second head begin and DK will catch him and win the race — I assure it.

This weekend, the Seahawks receiver will participate in the Golden Games — a USA Track and Field occasion in Walnut, California. Metcalf is entered in the 100-meter sprint slated for Sunday afternoon. If he’s quick sufficient, he might qualify for the US Olympic trials in June.

To do that, he’ll possible have to run 100 meters in about 10 seconds. Sheesh.

For reference, Metcalf ran a 4.33 40 on the 2019 NFL mix. And in his notorious Sunday evening chasedown in Arizona, the receiver was clocked hitting 22.64 miles per hour. So, does he have an opportunity towards precise sprinters? I don’t know. Someone do the mathematics.

He could also be quick, however Metcalf hasn’t raced competitively since highschool. Back then, he didn’t even run the 100. He was a hurdler.

Metcalf hasn’t disclosed whether or not or not he really needs to participate in this 12 months’s postponed Olympic Games if given the chance, and neither has his agent. But why else would any non-track athlete need to run this 12 months?

There’s a precedent for soccer gamers competing in different athletics, ya know. Over 35 NFL athletes have participated in Olympic track and discipline. “Bullet” Bob Hayes has a Super Bowl ring and an Olympic Gold medal. Marquise Goodwin long-jumped in London. Tommie Smith was an iconic 1968 gold medalist, he additionally caught a move as a Cincinnati Bengal. And, earlier than the pandemic, Tyreek Hill mentioned he would think about making an attempt to qualify for the then 2020 Games.

Maybe Metcalf doesn’t care if he qualifies for U.S. trials. Maybe he’s simply holding onto a dedication he made in October of final 12 months.

Either method, we’ll discover out if he’s quick sufficient on Sunday. Hopefully, he can catch Budda Baker on the end line or, no less than, think about him there.

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