If you don't know Hamilton, he set the professional baseball steals record tonight with his 146th steal of the season.
He is fast - very fast. If you want to learn more about him, then you have to read this profile of him:
Hamilton once tagged up on a pop-up to the infield.
He once caught a ball in the outfield near the warning track when hew as playing short stop and the outfielder lost the ball in the sun.
He's tagged up and scored from second base on sac flies.
Hamilton says he can take Bolt if they raced around the bases.
Here's a video of Hamilton circling the bases in 13.8 seconds.
Is 13.8 seconds for around the bases incredible? Who can do the math? If you ran point to point around the bases it's 360 feet or 109.78 meters.
How much extra is it because of the turn?
Even if you say it's 20 extra feet, it's only 115 meters. A person running 10.0 speed would cover 115.82 meters in 11.58 seconds. It's taking him 13.8 so that's only 11.91 100 speed.
So for him to be running 10 flat pace in 13.8 seconds, he'd need to cover 452.76 feet.
I say obviously that Bolt wins if they race straight up in the 100. Your thoughts?