AFL players don't do much that isn't tracked, analysed and reported on.
Every training session and match day, GPS devices worn just below the collar at the back of each guernsey send live data to club fitness staff.
With the help of the Telstra Tracker, Cats Media has taken a look at the GPS numbers behind Geelong's best athletes.
The Fast and the Furious
There are no surprises who tops the list of the fastest Cats in 2021.
The orange flash, Gary Rohan recorded the fastest speed in the hoops this season against the Kangaroos in Round five.
The Cats speedster owns the fifth fastest speed in AFL history at 36.1 km/h, recorded against the Dockers in Round 20 2019.
The Gold Coast's Oleg Markov hit 37.4 km/h for the Tigers in 2019, the fastest speed recorded on an AFL field.
Rohan recorded eight of the twelve fastest speeds in the hoops this season.
Fastest Cats Speeds in 2021
|1||Gary Rohan||Round 5||35.4 km/h|
|2||Jed Bews||Round 10||35.0 km/h|
|3||Gary Rohan||Round 9||34.5 km/h|
|4||Gary Rohan||Round 10||34.3 km/h|
|5||Gary Rohan||Round 7||34.2 km/h|
|6||Isaac Smith||Qualifying Final||34.1 km/h|
|7||Gary Rohan||Round 1||33.9 km/h|
|8||Jack Henry||Round 10||33.7 km/h|
|Gary Rohan||Round 23||33.7 km/h|
|10||Patrick Dangerfield||Semi Final||33.6 km/h|
|Gary Rohan||Round 19||33.6 km/h|
|Gary Rohan||Round 14||33.6 km/h|
The Distance Runners
This season Geelong players ran a total of 6947 kilometres across 25 games.
That's an average of 12.6km ran by each player in the hoops every match.
When it comes to distance, Mark Blicavs is the king in Geelong.
His 16.3 kilometres run against Sydney in Round 7 was the top effort by a Cat this season.
Tom Scully owns the record book in this category, with the top five distances recorded in an AFL match including the number one distance of 18.9km.
Farthest Distance Run by Cats in 2021
|1||Mark Blicavs||Round 7||16.3 km|
|2||Isaac Smith||Round 13||16.2 km|
|Isaac Smith||Round 23||16.2 km|
|Jake Kolodjashnij||Round 14||16.2 km|
|5||Brad Close||Round 16||16.1 km|
|6||Lachie Henderson||Semi Final||15.9 km|
|Isaac Smith||Round 1||15.9 km|
|Mark Blicavs||Round 5||15.9 km|
|9||Mark Blicavs||Semi Final||15.7 km|
|Mark Blicavs||Round 23||15.7 km|
|Isaac Smith||Round 2||15.7 km|
|Isaac Smith||Round 7||15.7 km|
The Sprint Kings
The Telstra tracker defines a sprint as recording a speed faster than 24 km/h for more than a second.
Brad Close was Geelong's strongest performer in this category in 2021.
Most sprints in a match by a Cat in 2021
|1||Brad Close||Round 9||29 Sprints|
|2||Brad Close||Round 5||28 Sprints|
|Brad Close||Round 15||28 Sprints|
|4||Luke Dahlhaus||Round 5||27 Sprints|
|Isaac Smith||Round 11||27 Sprints|
|6||Jordan Clark||Round 21||26 Sprints|
|Brad Close||Round 21||26 Sprints|
|Isaac Smith||Round 7||26 Sprints|
|Brad Close||Round 16||26 Sprints|
The Telstra tracker defines defensive workrate as the average speed a player runs when the opposition has possession of the ball.
When it comes to full games played, unaffected by a sub, there's an even spread at the top for the Cats
Tom Atkins, Sam Menegola and Isaac Smith are the Cats to appear multiple times in the Cats best efforts.
Cats Defensive Workrate in 2021
|1||Tom Atkins||Round 18||10.3 km/h|
|2||Zach Tuohy||Round 18||10.1 km/h|
|3||Sam Menegola||Round 18||10.0 km/h|
|4||Isaac Smith||Round 18||9.8 km/h|
|5||Sam Menegola||Round 9||9.6 km/h|
|Brad Close||Round 16||9.6 km/h|
|7||Joel Selwood||Round 18||9.4 km/h|
|8||Isaac Smith||Round 16||9.3 km/h|
|Mark O'Connor||Round 17||9.3 km/h|
|Tom Atkins||Round 17||9.3 km/h|