ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. AP — Former Pittsburgh Steeler running back Franco Harris defeated former Cleveland Brown running back Jim Brown in the 40-yard dash Friday to win a two-day competition.
The televised contest, called "I Challenge You," evolved from Brown saying on national television last year that he could beat Harris in the dash.
Harris, 34, was clocked in 5.16 seconds. Hampered by a hamstring injury, Brown, 48, finished in 5.72 seconds. Although each participant won two of four events, Harris won the overall title because he took the dash.
"Franco beat me fair and square," said Brown, who grabbed his left hamstring during the dash. "I don't have any excuses."