Legendary sprinter Michael Johnson made it clear that sprinters are upset at DK Metcalf for running the 100m, but he also said it’s not his fault.
On Sunday, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf put on his running shoes and competed in the 100 meters, taking on some of the fastest sprinters in the world. Metcalf stood his ground and ran 10:36, but finished last.
Still, for a 6-foot-3, 235-pound specimen running that kind of run was brilliant. At the same time, some sprinters felt this was just some kind of side show and Metcalf didn’t belong on the track in the first place.
DK Metcalf finished last in his 100-meter race
Olympic legend Michael Johnson used Twitter to express things, but at the same time, he also said that this is not in Metcalf. According to Johnson, racing in general is not as popular as it should be. For sprinters, they don’t need someone like Metcalf to step in and run for sprinters to get this kind of publicity.
Johnson also made it clear that he doesn’t blame Metcalf at all for running Sunday. He was given the opportunity to put on a show and he did. Yes, he got last place, but for him recording at 10:36 am is really sensational. It would have been different if, say, I ran an 11.5 or something like that. While that’s an incredible moment for most athletes, Metcalf would have been left in the dust for the other competitors.
It was at least close here. Again, Johnson has no problem with Metcalf for running, he just wants people to respect sprinters in general a little more.