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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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A 2-kilometer, or 2K, run is the equivalent of approximately 1.24 miles. Put another way, it is 1 mile and slightly over 427 yards. A 2-kilometer run is a good running distance with which to start for beginners who are not ready to tackle the demands of a 5-kilometer run.

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A 1k run is approximately .62 miles, so it is not quite a full mile. A one kilometer run is roughly two-thirds of a mile, or six and a half city blocks. By contrast, a marathon which is typically just over 26 miles, would be around 42 kilometers.

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The average 5k run time depends on the level of experience of the runner. If someone just starting out runs a 12-minute mile, he will complete the race, which is roughly 3.1 miles, in about 37 minutes. If a more experienced runner runs a 9-minute mile, he will finish the race in about 28 minutes.