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Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Carlin Isles: The Usain Bolt of US Rugby (Video)

Carlin Isles, the 36th fastest man in America, has brought the attention of the world to American rugby in only six months.

Starting out on the track as a 60-meters indoor and 100 meters outdoor specialist, Isles had big plans to run for the U.S. Olympic team in 2016. After realizing that becoming the best sprinter in the U.S. was unrealistic, Isles considered other options.

“There was a point where I felt like if I didn’t go to the Olympics, then what? I was being real with myself,” said Isles of Massillon, Ohio.
Carlin Isles

Isles made a difficult decision to leave the track and focus his energy into rugby. What happened next, catapulted Isles to fame as the fastest man in rugby.

“The minute he steps on the field, teams play differently defensively.” said team manager Andy Katoa. “They have to adjust and that’s what we need to be successful.”

Check out the video below to see Isles torch the competition. Just like Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, Isles has become virtually untouchable in his prime.

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