Humans May Be Biologically Able to Run 40 MPH, New Study Shows

Mon, 25 Jan. 2010 - 4:48 a.m. MT

"Human running speeds top out near 28 mph, if the record-breaking feats of Jamaican speed demon Usain Bolt prove anything. But scientists say that the biological limits of human running could theoretically reach 35 or even 40 mph -- assuming that human muscle fibers could contract faster and allow people to pick up their pace."

 

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2010-01/scientists-investigate-how-break-biological-speed-limits-humans



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