Adidas Offering $1 Million to Football Prospects for 40-Yard Dash

By Jay Casteel  |  02/09/2016

2016 adizero 5-Star 40 cleats

Adidas Football announced this week that it is offering $1 million to the pro prospect who breaks football's professionally recognized 40-yard dash record.

The contest is open to any eligible pro prospect who runs 40-yard dash time in the 2016 adizero 5-Star 40 cleats later this month.

More than 300 athletes are expected to take the field and attempt to break the current record of 4.24 seconds, which was set eight years ago.

Adidas has upped the ante for the fastest 40-yard dash time in adidas cleats each year since 2013, starting with an adidas endorsement deal in 2013, $100,000 to the single fastest time in 2014, $100,000 to the top three fastest times in 2015, and now $1 million to the athlete who breaks the record.

The 2016 adizero 5-Star 40 cleats are lightweight, aerodynamic and donned with photo-realistic, high-definition, 3-D fire graphics, and are designed for players who want to showcase their persona and torch the competition with pure speed.

For more info on the $1 million competition, head over to