Didn't Jhavid Best attempt to make the Olympic or world team...after all of his concussion issues?
Jahvid Best made the 2016 Olympics for some small country nobody has ever heard of. He ran 10.39 in the heats and of course didn't make the final. He's the first NFL player to make the Olympics and he got embarrassed.
Sure, if NFL players quit football and became professional sprinters I'm sure they could very easily medal. But you can't do both. They have the mentality you don't need to work hard as a sprinter. Just show up and run fast.
If they added the 50 meter dash to the outdoor list then it wouldn't be a problem.
The problem is the starting distance for the shortest track event. IT's 328 feet long. Doesn't really sound like a sprint to me.
They need to include the 50 meter dash at some point. Would make everything more interesting.
Then 100 meter dash runners could focus in on the 100 and not worry about the 200 in which they will lose speed for the 100 the moment they train for it.
There could also be a 4 by 50 meter dash relay.
These are great ideas.
Would bring in more revenue and more fans. More fans equals more money.