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Panthers Nathan Cleary and Stephen Crichton.

In addition to racing away with the premiership, Panthers hero Stephen Crichton recorded the top speed of the grand final against the Rabbitohs on Sunday night.

The winger, whose decisive 66th-minute intercept try will go down in folklore, reached a maximum velocity of 33.8km/h.

Crichton picks off a Walker pass and gets the Panthers into the lead

The 21-year-old beat teammate Liam Martin, who was the fastest forward with a top speed of 32.8km/h, as well as fellow Penrith stars Matt Burton (32km/h) and second-rower Viliame Kikau (31.7km/h).

South Sydney five-eighth Cody Walker was the quickest on his team, motoring at 30.6km/h. The playmaker showed fantastic acceleration when he split the defence en route to a first-half solo try.

The Panthers led the other Telstra Tracker categories too. Halfback and Clive Churchill Medal recipient Nathan Cleary covered the most overall distance with 8.991 kilometres.

Walker beats Cleary and busts the Panthers wide open

Paul Momirovski exceeded expectations for a centre as he recorded 8.724km ahead of teammates Jarome Luai (8.701km), Kurt Capewell (8.498km) and hooker Api Koroisau (8.365km).

Contributing to Momirovski's performance was his repeated kick-chase effort to help pin the Rabbitohs deep in their own end.

Bulldogs-bound Burton was a constant threat in his last appearance for Penrith, so it's no surprise the first try-scorer chalked up the most high-speed metres (20km/h or more) with 641.

Young South Sydney winger Jaxson Paulo endured a tough night but he still managed to cover 620hsm, easily eclipsing Panthers duo Momirovski (567hsm) and Capewell (498hsm).

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Penrith forward Scott Sorensen was all heart in a 31-minute stint off the bench and the former Shark topped the list for relative distance with an average of 100.5 metres per minute.

Sorensen threw himself into the action, taking eight carries for an 85-metre gain and completing 23 tackles in a full-throttle display.

Cleary (96.7m/min in 80 minutes) left it all out there at Suncorp Stadium, as did forwards Moses Leota (95.7m/m in 31 minutes) and Martin (95.7m/m in 54 minutes).

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