Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Humans are biologically capabable of running up to 40 mph: study

Listen up, joggers: No matter how hard you’ve been pushing yourself, you’re nowhere close to running at 40 mph - the fastest speed at which a body can biologically move, according to scientists.

That’s the rate man’s muscle contraction speeds permit him to run, according to Wyoming University biomechanics expert Dr. Matthew Bundle, as reported in The Telegraph.

At 40 mph, a runner would sprint across the finish line in a 100-meter race in 6.67 seconds – which is how long it took Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt to reach the 60-meter mark, says The Telegraph. Bolt was clocked at nearly 28 mph in the 100-meter sprint, which sounds impressive until you consider that lions run at 50 mph when in pursuit of prey, and a cheetah’s speed approaches 70 mph.

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