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40m & 40 yards Sprint Test Results

Fitness testing protocols often include a running test of speed, conducted as a maximal sprint over a set distance. The test can be conducted over a range of distances, anywhere from 10 meters up to 60m meters, the time recorded using a stopwatch or by using timing gates. A common distance for the sprint test is the 40 meters speed test, or the similar distance 40 yards speed test (36.6 meters).

The 40 yard world record is 4.12 seconds by US athlete Christian Coleman.

Here are results for the 40m or 40yd sprint tests from a variety of sports. The results have been collected from various sources online, and the accuracy of the results cannot be confirmed.

American Football (40 yards)

Track and Field



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