Robben sets new speed mark

Arjen Robben (AP)
Arjen Robben (AP)

Rio de Janeiro -  A Dutch newspaper says that Arjen Robben ran faster than any footballer recorded on his way to scoring the final goal in the Netherlands' 5-1 drubbing of Spain at the Soccer World Cup.

De Telegraaf says it clocked winger Robben at 37km/h in his blistering breakaway for his second goal in Salvador on Friday.

According to the paper, that broke the previous known speed record of 35.7km/h by Arsenal's Theo Walcott.

Olympic champion Usain Bolt reportedly reached a top speed of 44.72km/h when he set the 100m world record of 9.58 seconds.

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