Ted Ginn Jr. is something of a legend around his hometown of Cleveland. The former Glenville High School standout not only flourished on the football field, but absolutely demolished opponents on the track as well. The Carolina Panthers wide receiver ran the 110-meter hurdles and the 4×100-meter relay. In fact, when Ginn was a senior, his 4×100-meter relay team took out a squad that was anchored by none other than Usain Bolt, you know, the greatest Olympic sprinter of all time.
“[Bolt] was the anchor, and I was the second leg,” Ginn told ESPN in August of last year. “I opened up and gave us that lead that he couldn’t get back. So, you know, man, I’ve done run against the best of the best.”
Ginn was so fast that he set an Ohio State meet record in the 110-meter hurdles when he ran it in an absurd 13.40 in 2004. To get a sense of how quick Ginn was, all you need to do is look at the Instagram video he posted yesterday, which shows him so far ahead of his competitors that you can’t see a single opponent in the frame when Ginn nears the finish line.
Ginn then posted another video that appears to show him as the anchor in a 4×100-meter race in which each of the final six runners received the baton at the same time. Ginn’s acceleration is so ridiculous that he creates a sizable gap between himself and his nearest competitor in a matter of a few seconds.
Ginn did plenty to show off his speed at Ohio State and with the Panthers, but getting to see him run track in high school really helps us understand how close to the human embodiment of The Flash he really is.
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