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How Fast Can Humans Run? Plus, How to Be a Faster Runner

How Fast Can Humans Run? Plus, How to Be a Faster Runner


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The average human running speed

According to a massive RunRepeat study based on over 34 million race results, the average running times are:

  • 35 minutes for a 5K
  • One hour and two minutes for a 10K
  • Two hours and 14 minutes for a half-marathon

Any numbers regarding the maximum running speed of humans are mostly speculation.

Because Usain Bolt holds the title of the world's fasted runner, we can assume that his top speed of about 28 miles per hour is as fast as humans can run. But scientists believe humans may be ...

  • Your effort
  • Your shoes
  • Whether you have any external weight on you, such as a hydration vest
  • The terrain you're running on
  • The weather conditions
  • Your hydratio...

Run training that can help you become a faster runner:

  • Tempo runs help to develop your anaerobic or lactate threshold. Run at an easy pace for five to 10 minutes, then run about 10 seconds slower than your 10K pace for 15 to 25 minutes, then finishing up with another f...

  • Hill runs. Running up and down hills helps to strengthen your legs and lungs.
  • Trail runs allow for a varied terrain that can make you a faster runner on roads.
  • Distance runs sprinkled here and there will improve your enduranc...

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