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WATCH: Ex-Bradford and Halifax youngster runs within 0.2 seconds of Usain Bolt’s record

Former Bradford and Halifax youngster Jacob Smillie has come within 0.2 seconds of Usain Bolt’s record in the 40-yard dash.

The winger has been doing speed training as part of his daily workout, with the majority of players training remotely during rugby league’s Covid-19 suspension.

Smillie went viral last year after a video of him scoring an incredible solo try for Halifax reserves garnered praise from the likes of league legend Martin Offiah.

He’s now posted a video of him running a 4.43 second 40-yard dash – an event made famous by being part of the NFL Scouting Combine.

He came just short of the 4.22 NFL record, which is held by Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver John Ross and was also equalled by Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt in 2019.

Smillie is currently a free agent and in talk with several clubs, but is aiming to break out in the next 18 months in the aim of securing a spot in the Jamaica squad for the 2021 World Cup.

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  1. Jx

    May 6, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    .23 seconds is a HUGE margin over 40 ysrds..there are literally hundreds of players within this margin.

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