Sportswear giant adidas has come up with a novel way to motivation athletes at the NFL combine, offering an island if anyone can break the 40 yard dash record.
This isn’t the first time adidas has offer a prize for someone to beat the 2008 mark of 4.24 seconds set by Chris Johnson. Last year they offered up US$1 million dollars to break the record, and the cash is on the table in 2017 should any athlete opt for the money over the island.
There are a few stipulations, a pair of adidas boots must be worn by the record breaker and they must agree to endorse them for the coming season. Adidas also get to choose the island - up to the value of US$1 million - most likely either in Canadian waters or somewhere in Central America.
The NFL Combine tests the top college football prospects in front of NFL teams. The players are measured over a number of tests including 20, 40 and 60 yard runs, vertical jump, bench press and agility.