World's Fastest Man

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Humans Capable of 40mph Run

Pace would be faster than Bolt, slower than a lion

(Newser) - New research suggests that human beings are biologically capable of running close to 40 miles an hour, a pace that's approximately 12mph faster than Usain Bolt and just 10mph slower than a lion. A man able to run at this speed would cross the finish line of 100 meters as... More »

Jamaican Sets World Record in 100 Meters

Bolt's 9.72 second mark comes in only 5th pro race at the distance

(Newser) - Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, a 200 meter specialist who only recently began running against elite competition at 100 meters, raced to a new world record of 9.72 seconds at the shorter distance last night in New York City's Icahn Stadium on Randall's Island. Cheered by a partisan crowd waving... More »

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