(10.40s) – The ever increasing pace of Gareth Bale


It’s been a good weekend for Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale scroing another winner (Real’s record 16th consecutive) and also nominated for BBC Sports Personality of the Year . Often claimed as the fatstest footballer in the game, the Welsh winger has always had genuine pace first displayed when at 14 or 15, he was running the 100m in 11.4 seconds and 4 minutes 8 seconds for the 1500m.

Clocked at 40KM/H top speed he is regarded as faster than teammate Ronaldo. Based on in match speed alone, just 2mph behind Usain Bolt himself.

Without a claimed or official record for 100m Genuine Pace reckons he could record a sub 10.4s time on the track, till then, here’s the man in action…


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