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How quick would Jimmie Johnson run 5 laps at ‘Dega -- on two legs?

Jimmie Johnson half-marathon

Jimmie Johnson (second from left), Josh Wise (middle),, ESPN’s Marty Smith (far left) and friends at Saturday’s half-marathon in Huntersville, N.C.

It takes Jimmie Johnson about 50 seconds to drive around Talladega Superspeedway at top speed.

If he were to do five laps around the 2.66-mile behemoth, it would take him about 4 minutes, 16 seconds.

Now, if Johnson were to run five laps around Talladega – on two legs, not four wheels – it would likely compare to the time he ran in a half-marathon Saturday in Huntersville, N.C.

Even though NASCAR is in its annual offseason slumber, the 40-year-old Johnson was still racing and in fine form, covering the 13.1-mile course in a personal best of one hour, 27 minutes. (Five laps around ‘Dega would be about 13.3 miles.)

The six-time Sprint Cup champion came in 12th overall in the field, according to the Sporting News.

Johnson’s time was more than two minutes faster than fellow NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Josh Wise (one hour, 30.01 minutes), who finished 22nd overall and third in the 30-34 age bracket.

Johnson’s personal record-setting run came two days after he and wife Chandra celebrated their 11th anniversary.



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