Are you faster than Jordan Matthews and his 4.46 40-time? No, you aren’t. But you can see just how much faster Matthews as part of the Franklin Institute’s new permanent exhibit, SportsZone, opening in October.
SportsZone replaces the former Sports Challenge, which was 15-years old [editor’s note: and awesome], and gives you a chance to pull a hammy against some of the greats:
Athletes in Action, the exhibit’s centerpiece, will be a 40-foot long race challenge pairing the visitor against virtual competitors, including Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews, inline speed skater Brian Talley, and Paralympic medalists Tatyana McFadden and Richard Brown.
Additionally, the exhibit features Nerlens Noel and Chase Utley, maybe in a hair-swap and marble sculpture, respectively. In all, it sounds like Chip Kelly’s dream, with exhibits on “balancing daily energy needs based on activity level and basic physiology … investigating the best fluids to drink during exercise,” and more. There’s even something for Aaron Nola, “using slow-motion video to analyze and improve pitching technique by comparing it to Dewey LaRosa, pitching coach of the Taney Dragons.” We’re just worried about you, Aaron.