Olympic Great Ato Boldon Details Track Vs. NFL Speed Myth

In 2017, MileSplit senior editor Cory Mull caught up with Olympic great Ato Boldon to get his take on the difference between trackster speed and football speed. Enjoy the listen!

Ato Boldon is quick to point out: Don't believe everything you see when it comes to 40-yard dash speed.

The 4-time Olympic sprinter for Trinidad & Tobago and reputable NBC track and field analyst has worked as a consultant with NFL talent for nearly a decade and has come to realize that talk is cheap. 

The only proof is on the track, he says, and that's where football players need to start when it comes to training.

Most recently, Boldon guided former high school superstar Briana Williams of Northeast (Oakland) HS in Florida to a US HS Prep 100m record of 10.94 last June.