adidas Football announced this week that they will give an actual island to the prospect that can break the long-standing 40-yard dash record at the NFL combine in Indianapolis. The offer is open to any pro prospect who runs professional football’s recognized 40-yard dash in Indianapolis in the 2017 adizero 5-Star 40 cleats and satisfies the eligibility requirements. Full details of the offer and requirements to be eligible are available here.
The current record of 4.24 seconds held by Chris Johnson, which has stood for nine years. Each year adidas Football has upped the ante for the fastest 40-yard dash time in adidasFootball cleats. The first offer was an endorsement deal with the brand in 2013, followed by $100,000 to the single fastest time in 2014, $100,000 to the top three fastest times in 2015, $1 million dollars to the athlete who could break the record in 2016, and now the opportunity to win an island for any athlete who breaks the 40-yard dash record this year.
The 2017 adizero 5-Star 40’s, which were specifically created for the 40-yard dash, are constructed from an ultra-lightweight, yet extremely strong fiber. The SPRINTSKIN Ultra upper is engineered to provide reinforcement only in key support zones for elite performance, while sitting atop a SPRINTFRAME football plate with strategically placed SPRINTSTUDS designed to provide peak performance and acceleration for the 40-yard dash.
You can purchase the 2017 adizero 5-Star 40 right here.