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.

Trea Turner

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Trea Turner

While Buxton might be baseball's fastest man, Trea Turner isn't far behind. 

The Washington Nationals shortstop is a speed demon. 

He managed to steal 46 bases in just 98 games last season, and he may eclipse that total in 2018. Turner was once clocked at a mind-boggling 22.7 mph while legging out a triple, an impressive figure when you consider the fastest ballcarrier speed in the NFL last season was 22.05 mph. 

"He's the fastest white boy I've ever seen. You can quote me on that," Bryce Harper told The Washington Post of Turner. 

In his earlier days, Turner had a knack for stealing home base. 

"In summer ball in high school I used to just straight steal home on the pitcher. I did that a couple times. I've probably done it maybe eight times in my life," Turner told NBC Sports in 2016.

Turner believes his competitiveness helped him earn his deadly speed. 

"Whenever we used to do sprints or anything stupid like that, doing conditioning, I would always try to win everything running-wise. I think that practice that I put in, without necessarily knowing, it kind of helped me in the long run," Turner says.

In high school, Turner's baseball coach clocked him at a 6.3 in the 60-Yard Dash on several occasions.

As a freshman at NC State, Turner swiped 57 stolen bases in 61 attempts. His five stolen bases during a 2012 game against Clemson tied an ACC single-game record.


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