Tarik El-Bashir runs the 40 yard dash

Tarik El-Bashir runs the 40 yard dash
November 15, 2012, 5:00 pm
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Tarik El-Bashir has trouble with the 40-yard-dash

In a big day for CSN Washington talent out at Redskins Park, Redskins reporter Tarik El-Bashir decided to get in on the action. 

After a breif discussion of El-Bashir's speed among the Redskins reporters, Associated Press reporter Joseph White challenged El-Bashir to a 40-yard dash. When the race started, El-Bashir got out to a lead, but things fell apart quickly; ie Tarik did a faceplant onto the turf about 10 yards into the race.

"It might have been a little slippery," El-Bashir said. "I probably should not have slipped."

Since the first race ended without a true winner, El-Bashir and White lined up for a rematch.

White won the second race by a few feet, El-Bashir admitted. Unable to confirm White's age, El-Bashir said that the AP reporter was probably 10 or 15 years older. 

Despite his slip in the first race, which left El-Bashir with bruised ribs and carpet burns, and a legitimate loss in the second, he remained upbeat about his time. 

"I was clocked at 5.9 [seconds]," he said. "Not bad for a 37-year-old guy who hasn't run in 20 years."