Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill ran 6.70 seconds in the 60m in his first track race since 2014 at the USA Track and Field Masters Indoor Championships on Saturday in Louisville, Kentucky.
The time ranks Hill outside the top 200 men in the world this year in the event.
He reacted on Twitter.
Masters competitions generally do not include active Olympic-level athletes and are for athletes 25 years and older, separated by age groups and some of whom are over 100 years old.
Earlier this week, Hill shared a video on social media of him practicing a mass start at a track that appeared to be at the University of Miami.
“It was good to put the spikes back!!!”, was the caption.
In January 2020, Hill said he was serious about trying to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team after appearing in that year’s Super Bowl. Then the pandemic postponed the Tokyo Games for a year and Hill never raced.
Hill was a world-class sprinter in high school. He ran the 200m in 20.14 seconds at age 18, ranking him sixth in the United States in 2012.
Hill easily qualified for the 2012 Olympic trials (automatic qualifying time was 20.55), and 20.14 would have made the 2012 Olympic team. But Hill did not participate in trials . He raced Junior Nationals and Junior World Championships instead.
Her personal best in the 100m was 10.19 seconds. It also ran 9.98, but it came with a tailwind of 5.0 meters/second, which is 2.5 times the maximum tailwind for record purposes.
In the 60m indoors, which is not an Olympic distance, Hill’s personal best has been 6.64 since 2014. The fastest men in the world run between 6.40 and 6.50 seconds.
Two years ago, the Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalfwho rivaled Hill for the title of fastest man in the NFL, ran the 100m in 10.37 seconds, finishing last in a nine-man field of otherwise elite but not Olympic-level sprinters.
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