Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman set a new Bundesliga record against Paderborn on Matchday 6 by clocking a top speed of 35.66km/h, officially making him the quickest player ever in the league.
Nobody else has accomplished such a turf-burning pace in Germany's top flight since point by point information gathering started in 2011.
The record – one of a mind-boggling 41 sprints Coman made in Bayern's 3-2 victory - will have come as something of amazement for the jet-heeled France international, who confessed at the beginning of the season that he really felt more sluggish than in earlier years.
"I feel slower than before," he disclosed to France Football. "I can't develop in this area as much as I could when I was 18 or 19."
The evident contradiction could be down to enhancements the 23-year-old is making in different areas, however. "His levels of fitness are better and he's progressively mature," said Bayern head coach Niko Kovac as of late. "You can see he's continually developing. I'm charmed that he's so effective and healthy. That's the thing that helps us."
Coman was just the ninth-quickest player last season with the best mark of 21.64 mph, a photo finish behind Hertha Berlin's Lukas Klünter, who was the quickest with 21.99 mph on Matchday 30.
More prominent information in the areas of nutrition, conditioning, and recuperation seems to to have lead to marginal gains across the board, as three of the all-time top five quickest speeds have already been recorded in 2019/20.
Mainz's Jeremiah St. Juste is second overall at 22.12 mph, while Union Berlin winger Sheraldo Becker is fifth at 22.01 mph.
The top five is rounded out by Borussia Mönchengladbach's USMNT all-rounder Fabian Johnson (22.05 mph) and former Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (22.02 mph).