Josh Addo-Carr couldn't catch Brisbane's Xavier Coates as he sped away for a long-range try, but Telstra Tracker data shows the Storm star is still the NRL's fastest man.
With a maximum velocity of 38.1km/h in last Friday's clash, Addo-Carr raised the bar for this season's top speed and came close to the all-time Telstra Tracker mark (38.5km/h) he set in 2019.
The winger, who held the fastest speed last year with 37.5km/h, perhaps dived too early to tackle Coates when he dashed 80 metres after a Melbourne error to score his team's only try in a 40-6 defeat.
Coates is no slouch. Had it not been for Addo-Carr, he would have set a new season record by reaching 37.6km/h. The 20-year-old has been a consistent performer, revving up to 37km/h in round three.
Broncos centre Herbie Farnworth produced a similarly sizzling best of 36.7km/h, which would have been enough to earn the crown of the game's quickest player in 2020. Manly's Jason Saab ran 37.5km/h in round one but is already in third place on the overall leaderboard.
Elsewhere, stand-in Dragons halfback Adam Clune and exciting Roosters rookie Sam Walker both produced big efforts in covering more than 10km in respective games against the Knights and Warriors.
St George Illawarra dominated the category with winger Cody Ramsey (9.36km) and five-eighth Corey Norman (9.25km) joining Clune in the top five. Panthers No.7 Nathan Cleary (9.31km) was between them.
The relative distance leaderboard was filled with bench players who only got a small amount of game-time, with Storm utility Nicho Hynes (106m per minute) notably sustaining his effort over 28 minutes.
Meanwhile, Brisbane back-rower Jordan Riki led the way for high-speed metres (20km/h or more) with 827 metres, followed by Coates (798m), Ryan Papenhuyzen (733m), Reuben Garrick (724) and Jamayne Isaako (716m).