Shaquille O’Neal Displays Breakaway Speed, Sprints Past Tyson Gay

by NESN Staff

August 19, 2010

Shaquille O'Neal Displays Breakaway Speed, Sprints Past Tyson Gay It’s official: Tyson Gay is not as fast as Shaquille O’Neal. 

Scratch that: he’s not twice as fast as Shaq.

Gay and the C’s center squared off in a footrace on the latest episode of Shaq Vs. Shaq, who ran a 30m sprint while Gay ran a 60m, was able to edge out one of the fastest men on the planet.

Shaq, who was coached by four-time Olympic medalist Maurice Greene, finished at 4.86 seconds to Gay’s 6.08.

Check out the video below to see Shaq’s breakaway speed. will showcase one Moment of Shaq every day until the Celtics open the season against the Heat on Oct. 26 at the TD Garden.

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