Stockton world champion Kilty offers Arsenal stars a £30k race

Great Britain’s world and European indoor champion Richard Kilty is willing to bet £30,000 he would beat Arsenal pair Hector Bellerin and Theo Walcott in a sprint race.

England's Richard Kilty wants to race England international Theo Walcott.

According to reports, right-back Bellerin is the fastest man at Arsenal over 40 metres, having beaten Walcott’s record. The reports claim he clocked 4.42 seconds, quicker than Usain Bolt reached the 40m mark in his world record run over 100m.

But Kilty, who added the European 60m crown to his world title in Prague last month, said there was no chance Bellerin was that quick.

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The 25-year-old said on Twitter: “Media claiming @HectorBellerin can run 4.42 over 40m. Absolutely no way. Are these journalists complete morons!

“I will put £30,000 on the line to race @HectorBellerin & @theowalcott any sprint distance, any time, any place, anywhere

“The race will be over very quick. So if they put their money down I will gladly show everyone they can not sprint as fast as the media claim.”