Detroit Lions Reporter Tori Petry Ran a 5:98 40 at the NFL Combine…While Wearing Heels (Video)

detroit lions reporter tori petry runs sub-six 40 in heels at nfl combine

Washington wide receiver John Ross may have run the fastest 40 at the NFL Combine this weekend, but he had one advantage of wearing proper running shoes. Detroit Lions reporter Tori Petry actually managed to break six seconds wearing heels.

Petry decided to pull a Rich Eisen and run the 40 at the combine wearing her work clothes—which, in this case, consisted of a heavy sweater, black leggings, and heeled boots.

As you may know, NFL Network reporter Rich Eisen has run in a suit and dress shoes every year since 2005. In doing so, he’s raised thousands and thousands of dollars for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Amazingly, Petry pulled off a pretty solid 5:98. That’s a hair slower than Rich Eisen’s personal best of 5:94 seconds. However, it should be noted that it took Eisen nine long years to break the six-second mark. Petry cracked six seconds in her first attempt. Imagine the times she could be pulling off nine years from now.

Take a look:

Of course, Petry’s run was just for fun this year. But who knows, maybe she can join forces with Eisen and run the 40 for charity next year.

Hat Tip – [ESPNW]

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