Well, it is finally happening. The self-proclaimed fastest man in the NFL, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill, is entered to race at the USATF Masters Indoor Championships on Saturday afternoon in Louisville, Ky.
Tyreek Hill Entered In USATF Masters Indoor 60 Meters
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Hill, 29, is on the entry list to race in the 25-29 age division at 1:12 p.m. E.T. on USATF.TV. Masters meets do not typically include active Olympic-level athletes and are for athletes ages 25 and up, separated by age groups and including athletes who are over 100 years old.
Hill has not publicly announced that he will race, but a USATF official said the Dolphins wide receiver expects to race.
Three days ago, Hill shared a video on social media of himself practising a block start on a track at the University of Miami. “It felt good to put the spikes back on,” Hill captioned on Instagram.
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In January 2020, Hill said he was serious about trying to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Team after playing in Super Bowl. The pandemic postponed the Tokyo Games by a year, and Hill never raced.
Hill was one of the top U.S. sprinters in high school, running the 200m in 20.14 seconds at 18, ranking him sixth in the U.S. in 2012. He also ran 9.98 over 100m with a (+5.0) tailwind, 2.5 times the legal tailwind for record purposes.
He holds a personal best of 6.64 seconds in the indoor 60m from 2014. The fastest time in the world this year is held by U.S. sprinter Trayvon Bromell who ran 6.42 seconds in early February at a meet in Clemson, S.C.
Hill is not the first active NFL wide receiver to cross over to the track, Seattle Seahawks DK Metcalf, who has challenged Hill for the title of the league’s fastest man, ran the 100m in 10.37 seconds, finishing last in a nine-man field in 2021.