Alicia Smith has challenged Manchester City sprint horse and deadly striker, Erling Haaland, for a race.
The German 400m sprint queen is ready to take on Haaland should the latter agree to rub shoulders with her to decide who is the fastest runner.
Speaking with a Norwegian outlet, Dagbladet, Alicia initially expressed her doubts if she could take on Erling Haaland but said she will be willing to go head-to-head with the Manchester City star.
When asked if she could outrun Erling Haaland, Alicia said;
“Hmm, I don’t know – maybe. I think, on 400 metres, yes. On 200 metres, it would be more difficult. But I would be happy if the race takes place.”
While she was prompted to ask for the challenge, Alicia Smith seems to revel in taking on football stars on race challenge since she shifted focus fully to race.
The beautiful blonde previously worked with Borussia Dortmund as fitness trainer in 2020/21 season before switching fully into athletics.
Futballnews learnt she had once challenged Borussia Dortmund star Mats Hummel to a race and defeated the German footballer.
Should Erling Haaland accept to take up the gauntlet and test his speed with Alicia, he will be the second former Borussia Dortmund player that have embarked on a race challenge with Alicia.
Alicia reportedly got the better of Mats Hummel who could not finish the race and conceded defeat to Alicia.
Apart from his prolific goal-scoring stats, Erling Haaland is a good runner but whether he could comfortably contest Alicia’s speed on the track with Alicia is unknown.
Haaland’s best speed has been recorded at 8.6 meters per second while Alicia’s is 10.2 meters per second. However, both records fluctuates for the two athletes on different occasions.
Who is Alicia Smith?
Alicia Smith, regarded as the ‘world’s most sexiest’ athlete, is a renowned German female athlete. Smith gained notoriety long before her racing career when she was working with Borussia Dortmund in 2020.
She was employed as a fitness trainer with the Bundesliga giants working with top former Borussia Dortmund players such as Erling Haaland, Jude Bellingham, and Mats Hummel.
Alicia Smith worked for Borussia Dortmund for only one season before deciding to take up a full athletic career in 2021.
She has made the German Relay team, competing in 400m race but was not included in the country’s called up athletes during the 2020 Olympics as she was yet to firmly establish her career as a runner.
Since stepping aside from fitness training role with Borussia Dortmund, Alicia Smith is seriously taking her new career by the horn.
She frequently shares her athletic adventures with her teeming followers. Alicia has millions of followers on Instagram. Apart from racing, she has also mixed her vocation with modelling, promoting different fashion brands to her followers.
According to reports, she is expected to make Germany 2024 Olympic team for 400m race, including 200m.
Erling Haaland is a top Premier League player, who plays as a forward for Manchester City and Norwegian national team. Erling Haaland joined Manchester City from Borussia Dortmund last summer and has taken the Premier League by storm, breaking old records and setting new ones.
He won the Premier League Golden Boot last summer after netting 35 Premier League goals for Manchester City in his debut season. He also bagged the Premier League Player of the Season, and the Premier League Young Player of the Year Award.
Haaland also won UEFA Champions League top scorer award, including the Champions League forward of the season and UEFA Nations League top scorer
He won a treble of Champions League, Premier League and the FA Cup with Manchester City in his first season.