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The fastest recorded 40 yard split on record belongs to Olympian Maurice Greene. During his World Record 60 meter run of 6.33, a mark that still exists, Green crossed the 40 yard mark at 4.18. Remembering that .25 seconds must be subtracted from that time due to Accu-track timing and you come up with a 40 yard dash time of 3.93 seconds.
In soccer, though the 40 yard dash is not talked about as much, speed matters as well. Messi and his Legs. Watching Messi play for FC Barcelona against Real Madrid, I can’t help but to think about what Messi’s 40 yard dash time would be. My guess is it would be 4.5 to 4.75, but I am only speculating. Cristiano Ronaldo ran a 25 meter dash in 3.61.
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So, Olympic runner Justin Gatlin’s 4.42 forty-yard dash split recorded during his Gold Medal winning 9.85 100 meter run, would convert to a 4.17 forty yard dash by football standards.
Similar to Dri Archer as we touched on earlier, everyone had their eyes glued to John Ross at the 2017 combine because there was a chance he would break Chris Johnson’s 40-yard dash record of 4.24 seconds.
re: 40 Yard Dash Time for Soccer players Posted. by LSUtiger17. on 2/15/13 at 6:49 pm to DEANintheYAY. quote: Cristiano Ronaldo ran a 25 meter dash in 3.61. That would put him at about a 4.6 to 4.7 40. His sprint time may not be that great because soccer players never work on starts like football players.
[UPDATE]: Former Alabama star Henry Ruggs III ran a 4.27 40-yard dash to join the list in 2020. 1. John Ross (WR) - 4.22 seconds (2017) Drafted 9th overall by Cincinnati
For reference, the fastest 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine since 2006 was NCAA wide receiver John Ross, who ran a 4.22 back in 2017 and holds the 40-yard dash record. After that comes Chris Johnson (4.24), Dri Archer (4.26), and Marquise Goodwin (4.27).