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‘World’s Sexiest Athlete’ Alicia Schmidt challenges Haaland to a race

Alica Schmidt, the German sprinter known as “the world’s sexiest athlete,” has thrown down the gauntlet to Manchester City striker Erling Haaland, challenging him to a race.

During the 2022-23 season, Haaland showcased his speed by reaching speeds of 22.5mph while playing a key role in Manchester City’s historic Treble victory.

His reputation for pace and power in football circles has grown significantly. With an impressive tally of 52 goals last season, he possesses the type of acceleration that poses a challenge to any defense.

Schmidt, meanwhile, has been participating in the 2023 World Athletics Championship in Budapest, specializing in the 400m event where she maintains an average speed of 17mph.

The 24-year-old, known not only as an athlete but also as a model with a substantial 4.3 million Instagram followers, has proposed a race against Haaland around one lap of the track. However, she admits that a 200m race might prove to be “more difficult” for her.

Schmidt has told Dagbladet of potentially lining up against Norwegian hot-shot Haaland: “Hmm, I don’t know – maybe. I think, on 400m, yes. On 200m, it would be more difficult. But I would be happy if the race takes place. I don’t know, I have to ask him. But I’m always ready. So, Haaland, if you’re ready to race, I would be happy. Let’s see who’s faster!”

Back in 2021, Schmidt had issued a similar challenge to Borussia Dortmund’s World Cup-winning defender Mats Hummels, which she comfortably won. Hummels conceded that his fellow German “makes it look so easy.” It’s worth noting that Hummels was 32 years old at the time, while Haaland is only 23 years old.

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.
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