Quicker than Usain Bolt? PSG star Kylian Mbappe clocked sprinting at 38km/h to beat average pace of Olympic icon during world record 100m win
- Kylian Mbappe has recorded one of the fastest speeds on a football pitch
- The wonderkid is finishing the season strongly as PSG lifted the Ligue 1 title
- Mbappe clocked 38km/h in a 3-1 in which he scored a hat-trick for his side
- The speed is fastest than the average of Usain Bolt when he set the 100m record
Kylian Mbappe has proved he really is a speed demon, by recording one of the fastest sprints ever seen on a football field.
The 20-year-old was in inspired form as Paris Saint Germain wrapped up the Ligue 1 title and continued to impose their dominance on the French division.
PSG had the title in the bag after rivals Lille could only draw with Toulouse, meaning Mbappe and Co could play without pressure as Monaco visited the Parc Des Princes.
Kylian Mbappe recently clocked a pace on the football pitch which would challenge Usain Bolt
Mbappe hit a hat-trick against his former club Monaco to take the match ball and seal the win
PSG also sported images of Notre Dame on their shirt, to raise money for the torched cathedral
The mercurial youngster certainly flourished as a result, hitting a hat-trick against his former club and registering a sprint which clocked in at 38km/h.
In scoring one of his goals, Mbappe created the move by taking the ball on the halfway line and playing a pass out to the left wing for Moussa Diaby.
The France international then produced a blistering sprint, leaving defenders in his wake as he got into the penalty area to finish off the move and tap home.
French television later analysed Mbappe’s movement and noted the quite ridiculous speed – quicker than that which Usain Bolt averaged when he set his 9.58 second 100m world record.
French television analysed the quite ridiculous speed Mbappe produced in his dash to the box
Bolt’s average speed over the 100m during his world record dash in Berlin was 37.58 km/h
The fastest ever Premier League sprint was set by Leroy Sane last season at 35.48km/h
The two events are of course difficult to properly compare. Bolt peaked at 44.72km/h during that race, though his average speed over the 100m was 37.58 km/h.
To give the speed some football context, the fastest Premier League sprint ever recorded was set by Leroy Sane last season at an eye-watering 35.48km/h – slower than that of Mbappe.
With his three strikes in the 3-1 victory, the talented youngster took his goalscoring tally to 30 for the season.
Mbappe is now a certainty for the Golden Boot, with his nearest rival Nicolas Pepe of Lille sitting on just 19 strikes.
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