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How fast can the average human run?

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The average speed a human runs depends on gender. The average man jogs at a speed of 8.3 miles per hour, which is the same as covering 100 meters in 27 seconds. The average woman jogs at 6.5 miles per hour, or 100 meters in 34 seconds.

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Faster humans can sprint at 15.9 miles per hour, or 100 meters in 13 to 14 seconds. The Olympic qualifying time for London 2012 was 100 meters in 10.18 seconds in the men's race and 11.29 seconds for the women's race. The average human walks at about 3 miles per hour, or 100 meters in 1 minute 14 seconds.

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