Usain Bolt set a new Olympic record in last night's 100m final, with a recorded time of 9.63 seconds.
The Jamaican sprinter has previously joked about his desire to turn his attention to a career in professional football, but how do his Premier League counterparts compare?
GMF brings you a gallery of football's fastest players….
Theo Walcott achieved the highest top speed of 22.72mph. (©GettyImages)
Mario Balotelli is one of four players to record a top speed of 22.37mph. (©GettyImages)
Gareth Bale is Tottenham's fastest player. (©GettyImages)
Ashley Cole beats Fernando Torres at Chelsea by 0.1mph. (©GettyImages)
Chris Smalling came out on top at Manchester United. (©GettyImages)
Andy Carroll is a surprise entry at Liverpool - 22.24mph. (©GettyImages)