Asked • 04/26/19

How fast can a human run?

I'm a runner (cross country) and I'm always amazed at how fast Olympic sprinters are. There's a lot of hype about those in the 100-meter dash being the fastest in the world, and we're constantly seeing the 100-meter time dropping. But is there a limit? How fast can human being, propelled only by its own energy (i.e. without any external assistance) run?

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Jesse E. answered • 04/26/19

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