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Once again, Rich Eisen prepares to run the 40-yard dash

Doug Farrar
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The Scouting Combine is all about dreams. It's about preparation and hard work turning potential into sweet reality. It's about transcending your limitations through the power of belief. Nobody knows this better than NFL Network host Rich Eisen, who will run the 40-yard dash at the Combine for the sixth straight year. Eisen, whose athletic qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan, ran his first 40 in 2005 and banked a 6.7 time. In 2006, he cut his time to 6.2, and ran in the region of 6.3 every year from 2007 through 2009.

Was he peaking? No way. As you can see from the video below, Eisen is training hard -- working with new suit technology (Prada, not Under Armour), forgoing the Russian dressing on his sandwiches, and avoiding carb-loading on days that don't end in "y". It's Eisen's dream to break the six-second mark, and here's how he's going to do it. Best of luck, Rich. You're an inspiration to athletic dreamers everywhere.

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