Paige Spiranac takes on 100 METRE SPRINT during Tokyo Olympics

It is fair to say that Usain Bolt's world record for the 100 metres is still safe...

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Sun, 25 Jul 2021
Paige Spiranac takes on 100 METRE SPRINT during Tokyo Olympics

Paige Spiranac is a woman of many talents and she has now added the 100-metre sprint string to her bow.

The popular model, golfer and podcast host is also an ambassador for PointsBetUSA and it was with the bookmakers that she took on the challenge.

The Olympics has been eagerly anticipated this year as Tokyo had to delay its preparation plans as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

After she admitted that she had put in little preparation and has little athletic ability, Spiranac took her marks and began running down the track.

She crossed the line in 14.24 seconds which, although is a respectable time for a non-Olympic runner, was well off Usain Bolt's record of 9.58 seconds and Florence Griffith-Joyner's woman's record of 10.49 seconds.

It just goes to show how difficult it is to break into such a high level of athletics and how hard the athletes have to work to reach the standards required for a gold medal.

Spiranac isn't usually found on the athletics track, but on the golf course. She used to play collegiate golf for the University of Arizona and San Diego State University, before turning professional and then moving into a social media role.

It was a valiant effort at the 100-metre dash by Spiranac and I'm sure she will not be the only person who will be inspired by the incredible performers we will see in Tokyo.