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How fast can Usain Bolt run?

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Usain Bolt ran the 100-meter dash in 9.58 seconds in 2009, which is an average speed of 10.44 meters per second. During the same run, in which he set the world record, he achieved a top speed of 12.27 meters per second, which is equivalent to 27.44 miles per hour.

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How fast can Usain Bolt run?
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Bolt is a Jamaican sprinter who broke several short-distance speed records. He was born in 1986 and is known not only for his speed, but also for being relatively tall for a sprinter at a height 6 feet 5 inches. He has competed in various events ranging from 100 meters to 400 meters.

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    What was Usain Bolt's 40-yard dash time?

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    Usain Bolt has not been timed running a 40-yard dash as of 2014. However, experts have speculated how long it would take him to run this distance. Carl Valle of Freelap predicts that it would take Bolt 3.96 seconds in ideal conditions.

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    Who is the fastest man in the world?

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    As of November 2014, Usain Bolt is the fastest man in the world, with a record of running 100 meters in just 9.58 seconds. Bolt set his world record in 2009 at the Berlin World championships, beating his own previous world record of 9.69 seconds.

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    How fast can a human run?

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    The fastest recorded human running speed as of 2014 is 27.44 miles per hour, or 44.72 kilometers per hour, which was run by Usain Bolt during a 100-meter race. This number was calculated from his average speed between the 60th and 80th meters.

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    How fast can a man run in miles per hour?

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    Usain Bolt ran the 100 meter dash in 9.58 seconds, which places his average running speed at 23.35 miles per hour. The IAAF conducted a study on Bolt's record setting record setting run in 2009 and found that he achieved a foot speed of 27.44 miles per hour in that run.

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