DK Metcalf doubles down on Olympic hopes
DK Metcalf has long been known for his speed, to the point that he actually tried to qualify for the Olympics as a sprinter. On Saturday, Metcalf made clear that was not just some sideshow, but is something he is actually serious about.
Metcalf was asked in an interview with Bleacher Report’s Taylor Rooks if the Olympics were still something he is interested in. The Seattle Seahawks wide receiver did not hesitate to say yes.
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“I’m not just running just to run. I can do that on a track somewhere. I’m trying to go to the Olympics,” Metcalf said. “Next year, start back training for it, every offseason, training for the 100 meter or 60 meter, whichever one I decide to do. And then 2024, you’ll see me again.”
Metcalf qualifying for the Olympics would certainly be without precedent. He gave it a shot in 2020, and that taught him just how much ground he has to make up if he is serious about doing it. After roughly a year, he has not changed his mind.
Metcalf will be 26 at the time of the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. He’s young enough to pull it off, but he’ll have to stay healthy on the football field in addition to lowering his time on the track.