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Poker Player Jason Koon Accepts Prop Bet Freeroll To Run 100m In 10.9 Seconds

The poker world is no stranger to prop bets, usually the weirder and crazier the better. One of the latest prop bets recently garnering attention from the poker world involves high stakes poker pro Jason Koon, who has proposed that he can train and run the 100 meters in less than 10.9 seconds.

The prop bet came after Koon tweeted a video of a DK Metcalf running a 10.36. Replying to Remko Rinkema asking how fast he could run after a year of training, Koon, a former runner in high school, suggested the 10.9 number.

This lead to scores of doubts including from this Twitter user, David Joseph, who initially proposed a $5 million bet. Despite being in shape, Koon is 36 years old and has not run competitively since high school.

Joseph later backed off his original boastful tone, saying he wouldn’t agree to “unlimited attempts.” Eventually, prop bet aficionado Bill Perkins rose to the occasion, suggesting a $100k freeroll if Koon accomplished the feat by February 2nd. Koon agreed, saying that if he won he would donate it to charity.

The world record for the 100 meter is 9.58 seconds, set by Usain Bolt in 2009. The women’s record is held by Florence Griffith-Joyner when she ran 10.49 in 1988.

Other athletic and bizzare prop bets

Poker players prop bets on the golf course have received attention over the years, but its often the more bizarre prop bets that often grab headlines.

Many poker fans have their doubts that Koon can actually pull off the feat. However, it is reminiscent of the doubts that many had about the Mike McDonald prop bet requiring him to hit 90% of his free throws in 100 attempts, despite never having played competitive basketball before.

But McDonald indeed hit 90 out of 100 free throw attempts — with four months to spare, netting him a cool $250,000.

Other poker players known for bizarre prop bets include Brian Zembic, who lived in a box for a week and got breast implants in separate prop bets. Antonio Esfandiari once got disqualified from a tournament in his attempt to not walk for 48 hours — only lunge forward. Phil Ivey also bet that he could go vegan for a year, but quit after 9 days saying that he was “too busy to figure out how to eat healthily.

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