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Sport Is DK Metcalf really fast enough to make the Olympic trials in 100m?

18:46  05 may  2021
18:46  05 may  2021 Source:   ftw.usatoday.com

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It was all the way back in October of last year that Seattle Seahawks wideout D.K. Metcalf stunned the NFL world by chasing down Arizona Cardinals safety Budda Baker after an interception and tackled him, saving a would-be pick six.

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The next day, the official Twitter account of USA Track and Field responded to the highlight that was going mega-viral, and said, “For everyone asking if we have a spot open on our relay team for [Metcalf and NFL] players are welcome to come test their speed against real speed next year at the Olympic Trials.”

Metcalf had this response:

Well, it’s next year. And it appears Metcalf is actually going to give the 100m a go on Sunday at the USATF Golden Games and Distance Open!

So that begs the question: how fast is he? And can he really qualify for Olympic Trials? Let’s break it all down:

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