The 21 Fastest Athletes in Pro Sports

Since the dawn of sport, speed has been an advantage. These 21 pro athletes have the type of blazing speed that strikes fear into the heart of their opponents.

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Speed kills.

Since the dawn of sport, the ability to run faster than your opponent has been a distinct advantage.

Turbo-charged athletes change the complexion of a game with their mere presence, and few things are more entertaining than watching a human bullet hit top speed.

If you want to see blazing speed on display, look no further than these 11 speed demons.

*This list focuses solely on NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and pro soccer players. Obviously, actual track & field athletes are the fastest athletes of all—but that wouldn't make for a very entertaining list.

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Topics: JOHN WALL | RUSSELL WESTBROOK | NBA | SPORTS | RUNNING SPEED | NFL | NHL | MLB | LEONARD FOURNETTE | JOHN ROSS