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Scientists say they can explain Usain Bolt’s extraordinary speed with a mathematical model.

His 100m time of 9.58 seconds during the 2009 World Championships in Berlin is the current world record. They say their model explains the power and energy he had to expend to overcome drag caused by air resistance, made stronger by his frame of 6ft 5in. Writing in the European Journal of Physics, the team hope to discover what makes extraordinary athletes so fast. According to the mathematical model proposed, Bolt’s time of 9.58 seconds in Berlin was achieved by reaching a speed of 12.2 metres per second, equivalent to about 27mph. (via BBC News - Secret of Usain Bolt’s speed unveiled)

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    estos cientificos cada dia más inteligentes, demoraron 3 años es descubrir la velocidad de bolt con un calculo...
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    Might I also add that at the speed that Usain was running, he actually ran LESS than 100m. When we take time and space...