The 21 Fastest Athletes in Pro Sports

Since the dawn of sport, speed has been an advantage. These 21 pro athletes have the type of blazing speed that strikes fear into the heart of their opponents.

Cristiano Ronaldo

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Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is a soccer player who needs no introduction.

You already know he's arguably the best player on the planet.

But did you know that the 33-year-old Portuguese menace may also be the fastest?

According to data compiled by Squawka, Ronaldo's top speed of 21.11 mph was tied for the fastest of any player in the 2018 World Cup.

Considering that most soccer players hit their prime at 27.5 years old, Ronaldo just may be a real-life superhero.

His physique isn't showing any signs of rust, either.

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