Could You 'Beat the Freeze?'
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American Nigel Talton is a fast runner.
He can run 100 meters in just over 10 seconds. And he can travel a distance of 200 meters in a little more than 21 seconds.
Talton was a good runner in college. The 26-year-old thought if he ran just a little faster, he might have a chance at being chosen for the United States Olympic team.
While he was not chosen for the Olympic team last summer, he is getting a lot of attention this summer.
Talton lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where he works for Major League Baseball's Atlanta Braves.
He is a member of the Braves' grounds crew, which means he helps keep the field in good condition for the games. The work involves cutting grass and painting lines on the field.
But Talton's running helped him get another job at the team's games.
He puts on in a light green suit and places blue goggles over his eyes. He looks kind of like a movie superhero.
And his job is to run. Fast.
Talton is known as The Freeze. At some of the Braves' games, he runs in an event called "Beat The Freeze."
The event is advertising for a local gas station that sells a frozen drink called a freeze.
A baseball fan at the game is chosen to race against The Freeze from left field to right field. The chosen fan gets a big head start.
In one recent game, a young man was about one third of the way across the field when Talton started running. When the fan neared the finish line, he started celebrating. He thought he was going to win. But Talton was catching up. With about five steps to go, the man looked over his shoulder and saw The Freeze.
The fan was shocked, and fell down. He did not "Beat The Freeze."
A baseball fan posted video of that race on Twitter last Friday.
Since then, the video has received almost 200,000 likes and retweets. Sports broadcaster ESPN, The Washington Post and USA Today have written stories about Nigel Talton and the race.
Any fan that beats The Freeze gets a prize worth $100. One fan did win, but that was because of a mix-up. Talton did not get the signal to start running.
There are 20 more "Beat the Freeze" races left this season.
Talton told The Washington Post that after the baseball season ends, his goal is to earn a place on Team USA for the 2018 indoor track and field world championships in England.
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美国人奈杰尔·塔尔顿（Nigel Talton）跑得飞快 。
大学时期的塔尔顿是一位出色的跑步者 。26岁的他认为如果再努力一把，他就有机会入选美国奥运代表队 。
他是勇士队的场地员工，负责维护比赛场地的设施 。工作内容包括修剪草坪及在球场上画线 。
他身穿一套浅绿色的服装，戴着蓝色眼镜 。乍一看很像电影里的超级英雄 。
塔尔顿被称为“急冻侠” 。在勇士队的一些比赛中，他在一项“击败急冻侠”的活动中亮相 。
一位观看比赛的棒球迷被选中与“急冻侠”赛跑，范围从棒球场的左外野至右外野 。这位球迷可以获得率先起跑的优势 。
最近的一场比赛中，当塔尔顿起跑时，年轻的球迷已经跑完场地的三分之一 。当球迷临近终点线时开始自我庆祝 。他以为自己稳赢了 。但塔尔顿奋起直追 。在离终点约五步的距离时，球迷回头看到了“急冻侠” 。
球迷大吃一惊后摔倒了 。他没能“战胜急冻侠” 。
之后，该视频的点赞和转发量接近20万 。体育电视台ESPN、《华盛顿邮报》和《今日美国》纷纷报道了塔尔顿的故事和赛跑盛况 。
只要跑赢急冻侠，球迷即可获得100美元的奖金 。虽然有一位球迷获胜了，但是那场比赛出现了失误 。当时的塔尔顿没有收到起跑信号 。