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Titans games: Who is our fastest Titan?

While some of the world's fittest, fastest and strongest athletes are testing themselves at the Tokyo Olympics, we've taken the chance to look at our own record breakers.

Over the next week to coincide with the Tokyo games, Gold Coast High Performance Manager Klint Hoare will break down some of the Titans best performers in the gym and on the training paddock.

Today, it's a look at who is the fastest Gold Coast Titan.

In the spirit of the games, Hoare has held the analysis - instead running through the eight players who would make our 100 metre sprint final. (*Times based off running top speed for 100m)

David Fifita and Beau Fermor would battle it out for seventh and eighth.  The two back rowers would clock around 10.75 seconds (33.5 km/h).

In front of them you'd find Anthony Don and AJ Brimson.  The two outside backs would notch around 10.52 seconds (34.2 km/h).

Battling it out for the Bronze medal would be Phillip Sami and Greg Marzhew.  The two wingers both clock approximately 10.10 seconds (35.6 km/h).

Up front, your eyes would be focussed on two exciting young prospects that are yet to make the NRL debut.  Alofiana Khan-Pereira and Jojo Fifita are straight up fast.  These two would nudge the 10 second mark (36 km/h).

Hoare says he knows people love the straight up footrace, but says NRL high performance staff also look at other key areas when it comes to speed.

"With reference to the tag of who is the fastest at the Titans, rugby league requires a diversity of speed qualities," he said.

"Players require the ability to move quickly in order to position themselves in attack and defence, accelerate, decelerate and rapidly change direction, however, professional rugby league studies have shown that players rarely sprint distances of >40 m in a single bout of intense activity."

Hoare says the greatest speed attribute in the modern game is the measure of maximum velocity or a players maximum speed.

"While there are no significant differences observed between the Titans forwards and backs for 10m speed, the outside backs are consistently faster over 40m than forwards," Hoare said.

"To put that in perspective, Usain Bolt completes the 100m in 9.58 seconds (37.58km/h), which puts him about 12 and a half metres in front of both David Fifita an Beau Fermor in a foot race. 

"If we shrunk the race to 20 metres, you'd see contenders like Patrick Herbert, Tanah Boyd, Erin Clark and Corey Thompson all emerge.

"Like all rugby league players, their positions require first step quickness and explosiveness over those early meters setting them up to beat an opposition defender, however these players posses that plus more."

Acknowledgement of Country

Gold Coast Titans proudly acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout South East Queensland.