Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Speedy Sane Clocks Sprint Time Worthy of Olympics

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Speedy Sane Clocks Sprint Time Worthy of Olympics

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CITY flyer Leroy Sane has clocked the fastest sprint since Premier League records began.

The Blues ace was recorded running at 34.58 kilometres per hour (22.05 mph) in the 1-0 win at Chelsea, which outstripped the previous fastest, by Jamie Vardy in 2015-16 season.

To put that in perspective, if Sane could sustain that pace over 100m, he would have qualified for the semi-finals at the last Olympics!

And that will come as bad news for Kyle Walker, who last week challenged both Sane and Raheem Sterling to a 100m sprint after discovering that on the FIFA 18 computer game he had been ranked below the two Blues wingers in terms of pace.

But Walker still has the 11th fastest time of 35.23kph (21.89mph) which means he is ahead of Raheem Sterling - who is only City's third fastest player - with 35. …

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