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NFL star DK Metcalf runs 10.36 seconds for 100 meters, but fails to qualify for 2020 Olympics

May 10, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf, center, competes in the second heat of the men's 100-meter dash prelim during the USATF Golden Games at Mt. San Antonio College Sunday, May 9, 2021, in Walnut, Calif. At left is Felipe Bardi Dos Santos and at right is Abdullah Mohammed. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Seattle Seahawks' wide receiver DK Metcalf's speed went viral last season when he ran the full length of the pitch to catch an opponent during an NFL game, but he isn't quite quick enough for the Tokyo Olympics.

(CNN)Seattle Seahawks' wide receiver DK Metcalf's speed went viral last season when he ran the full length of the pitch to catch an opponent during an NFL game, but he isn't quite quick enough for the Tokyo Olympics.

Metcalf competed in the 100 meters at Sunday's USA Track and Field Golden Games and Distance Open in Walnut, California, in an attempt to qualify for next month's US Olympic trials.

The 6ft 4in, 235lbs man mountain clocked a respectable time of 10. 36 seconds, finishing ninth in his heat and 15th overall in the field of 17, meaning he won't be traveling to Japan and will instead focus solely on preparing for the upcoming season.

just having the opportunity to run against these guys was a blessing," said Metcalf after Sunday's race.

Metcalf's blistering speed burst onto the scene during a play last season where he raced down the Arizona Cardinals' Budda Baker from behind despite having a massive deficit to erase.

According to NFL's Next Gen Stats, Metcalf reached 22. 64 mph and traveled 114. 8 yards on the play.

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