Records are not meant to be broken, but rather smashed.
So close to his goal of under 6 seconds, Rich, with the help of a backwards running Leon Sandcastle, demonstrates consistency for all the doubters out there and runs a 6.03 for the second year in a row.
For the first time ever, the fans got in on the action, submitting their own Run Rich Run vids in support of Mr. NFL Combine. Inspired by the outpour of support, Rich nearly breaks the 6-second mark, clocking in at a blink-and-you-might-miss-it 6.03.
Bod Pod entrance. Mike Mayock & Warren Sapp manning the stop-watches. 6.18 seconds. Enough said.
Amid whispers that Rich has hit his ceiling as an elite Combine host/athlete, a more focused Eisen puts all questions concerning his burst to rest. 6.24 seconds. New Rich record.
For the first time in Run Rich Run history, Rich Eisen dons a pair of performance sneakers for his 40yd dash. Sporting 8.5-ounce Under Armour cleats, he runs a 6.34 for the second year in a row.
Faster than a speeding news-crawl, Rich re-writes his 40 record for the third year in a row, this time clocking in at 6.34 seconds.
We all want to be fast. Very few of us actually are. Rich keeps his speed dreams alive by setting another personal best in the 40: 6.43 seconds.
No training. No warm-ups. No workout gear. And Rich STILL managed to shave .59 seconds off his 2005 time. Natural talent can not be denied.
It all began with a question from Rich to Super Bowl XXXII MVP Terrell Davis: “How fast do you think I can run the 40?” 6.77 seconds later, an NFL Combine legend was born. Sort of.