How Fast Can Humans Run? Plus, How to Be a Faster Runner
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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 able to run at a speed of up to 40 miles per hour. A 2010 study using computer models show that based on the pounds of force that human muscle fibres can withstand, humans have the potential to run faster.
According to a massive RunRepeat study based on over 34 million race results, the average running times are:
We should keep in mind that the data is collected from race results. It doesn't mean every runner is racing or running as fast as they can.
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