Carlin Isles Is The Fastest Man in Rugby for The Sunday Times
I think Carlin Isles has something that may change the game of rugby: extreme speed. I got to meet this polite, soft spoken young lightning bolt at his home in Round Rock, Texas while on a portrait assignment for The Sunday Times (thanks to my compadre Joel Salcido for the referral). Carlin is a former professional sprinter with a personal best of 10.13 in the 100-meters and he has a hunger for contact. Put a guy with Carlin’s speed on a big rugby pitch and a mere seven guys on the opposing side and imagine the possibilities. Hence my hunch for a shift in the ways of rugby.
After only a short stint on the US Rugby team, Carlin has garnered a lot of international attention. The guy is amazing to watch and I can’t wait to see more. If we’re lucky then his dreams of playing in the 2016 Rio Olympics (the first for rugby) will come true and we will see him scoring for the US Olympic rugby team.
Carlin was a joy to photograph and he looks super fast just standing still.
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