How Fast Is Usain Bolt?


Quick Answer

During his world record run at the 2009 Berlin World Championships, Usain Bolt had a top speed of 12.27 meters per second, which is approximately 27.44 miles per hour. Usain Bolt has an average speed of 10.44 and 10.42 meters per second while running 100 and 200 meter sprints, respectively.

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Usain Bolt's average running speed gives him an average speed of 23.35 and 23.31 miles per hour, depending on which running distance speeds are taken. While Usain Bolt is the fastest human runner on record, various animals, such as domestic cats, African lions and cheetahs, easily exceed his top speed.

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