How fast can a human being run?

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  1. pinappu profile image80
    pinappuposted 6 years ago

    How fast can a human being run?

    Many types of animals can run very fast. Many birds can fly too fast. How about us? the human beings?

  2. MickS profile image70
    MickSposted 6 years ago

    A one Usian Bolt from Jamaica held in, I believe 1996 or 1999, perhaps still does, the world record for the 100 meters at 9.58 secs.
    I've heard it said that man is the fastest accelerating animal.

    1. pinappu profile image80
      pinappuposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Is it possible? "man is the fastest accelerating animal?"

    2. MickS profile image70
      MickSposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know the veracity of that statement, only that I have heard that man is the fastest accelerating animal. Or should that be mammal?

    3. wandererh profile image76
      wandererhposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I'm quite sure it isn't man.  According to the following link, it's either the cheetah or greyhound:

      http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/in … 930AAm8ulU

    4. MickS profile image70
      MickSposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry wandreth, that site doesn't indicate that, there is part of in that refers to the speed of theses animals, but I can't find reference to acceleration.

    5. wandererh profile image76
      wandererhposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      We have Bolt = 0 - 44.73kph over 60m, greyhound = 0 - 70 kph over 30m and cheetah = 0 - 96.54kph in 3sec.  Calculating the acceleration, we have Bolt = 1.287 m/sec2, greyhound = 6.301 m/sec2 and cheetah = 8.939 m/sec2.  Cheetah wins.

  3. leakeem profile image79
    leakeemposted 6 years ago

    From MickS' answer that's 10.43841meters per second average. That's 37.5783kph average. Half the speed of a cheetah. But that's on the outer extremes. I think most people can do around 25-30kph.

    1. pinappu profile image80
      pinappuposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I think it is not possible for the common man to maintain 25/30 km/h speed for more than 15 to 20 seconds. What do you think?

    2. leakeem profile image79
      leakeemposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      yes, because that's sprinting speeds.

    3. MickS profile image70
      MickSposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      The question didn't enquire of stamina, only how fast.

  4. wandererh profile image76
    wandererhposted 6 years ago

    As MickS said, Usian Bolt ran the 100m in 9.58 sec, which translates to a speed of 37.58 kph.  But during the 60m - 80m stretch, Bolt averaged a speed of 27.8 mph or 44.73 kph, which is perhaps the fastest a human can run at the present time.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/scien … 60718.html

    1. pinappu profile image80
      pinappuposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      44.73 kph ! cool!Rightly Usian is "bolt".

  5. Diane Woodson profile image60
    Diane Woodsonposted 6 years ago

    15 mph...best guess!!! I hope i am close.

    1. pinappu profile image80
      pinappuposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      How fast will you run if you saw a 100 pound size diamond is on the road to pick up and own if you beat others in race?

  6. Vegas Elias profile image42
    Vegas Eliasposted 6 years ago

    It all depends on what makes the human run. I feel he will run the fastest if he was being chased by a lion.

    1. pinappu profile image80
      pinappuposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      He will run much more faster if you promised him to give $1 million if he can defeat a race horse by running only.

  7. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 6 years ago

    I know running a 4 second flat forty yards is pretty fast? That's 10 yards per second. Hopefully someone is better at math than me?

 
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