Nick Symmonds is a YouTuber and also an Olympian over 800 metres. On Monday, Symmonds reposted an Instagram story by YouTube star Logan Paul, where Paul claimed to be the fastest YouTuber on the planet.
Not only did Paul claim to be the fastest YouTuber, but he also said there was a $20,000 prize for anyone who could beat him. Symmonds told him to name his distance, and if he knows what’s good for him, he won’t pick the 800m.
Logan and his brother Jake started their internet careers on the now-defunct platform Vine. There, they would make six-second videos that capitalized on their loud personalities. Logan was reportedly a good athlete in high school, competing in both wrestling and football, but it’s unlikely that his training for those events would be able to claim him the title of “fastest YouTuber on the planet.” This race between Paul and Symmonds is unlikely come to fruition, but if it does, we would watch with great interest.
YouTubers who would also likely beat Logan Paul in a race:
Sage Watson – Canadian 300m record holder and former NCAA champion
Colleen Quigley – 2016 steeplechase Olympian
Phylicia George – Olympic finalist 100m hurdles
Aaron Brown – Double Canadian national champion