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Writer Malcolm Gladwell has challenged LeBron James to a one-mile race and says he'll raise money for charity to make it happen. After James posted a jaw-dropping video of his workout routine, runners on Twitter began speculating how fast LeBron could run a mile. Gladwell, a lifelong runner, proposed James race him instead. Could this self-described "skinny Canadian" stand a chance against one of the greatest athletes of all time? What do you think? 🏃🏽💨

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Here's how it all began. Sports Illustrated notes this is "a game that runners like to play:" people love to speculate just how fast athletes can run a mile.

Gladwell, author of "The Tipping Point" and "Outliers," is also a running nerd and chimed in.

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Then someone suggested Gladwell race LeBron James.

Gladwell was totally down for the idea.

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Oh, he's for real, and would give all the proceeds to a worthy charity.

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Many are asking what Malcolm is smoking, though. James is a legendary athlete who literally runs for a living.

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Others think Gladwell could actually do it.

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#TeamJames says that's ridiculous.

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Others think LeBron could do it, but he would have to train to beat Gladwell.

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But this is King James we're talking about! He would crush!

Let's be honest, we would all pay good money to watch this go down.

FINAL RESULTS
Sports
Would Malcolm Gladwell beat LeBron James in a 1-mile race?
A festive crown for the winner
#LeBronWouldCrush
#GladwellCouldWin