Need For Speed

Later on today, I will post an article on the limits of human running speed. But for now, let me leave you with a few amazing facts.

Usain Bolt is currently the fastest man on the planet. Did you know that he can reach a top speed of 28mph (4mph more than what scientists believed was our body’s limit).

He also has a substantial stride length of 2.44m, which means that when he ran the 100m world record time (9.58secs) in Berlin in 2009, he only needed 41 strides to get him from the starting block to crossing the finish line...

Are we limitless in our endeavours to increase running speed year on year or are we close to reaching our maximum potential?


About the Author

Job Role Sports Nutritionist and Social Media Coordinator Qualifications Bsc Sport and Exercise Science Steph has a competitive athletic background which spans 19 years. As a child she performed with the English Youth Ballet and had performed on the West End stage by the age of 10. Her enthusiasm for sport and fitness continued to grow as she did, encouraging her to learn more about nutrition and training. She began using her knowledge and personal experience to help others when she began coaching at the age of 16. From here, she went on to study Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Essex during which time she also received the Most Promising Newcomer Award from her University to mark her outstanding contribution to sport. During her first year of study she was introduced to partner stunt acrobatics and artistic gymnastics. After one year of dedicating herself to a lifestyle revolving around her sport, she was training with the best team in the UK who are currently ranked fifth in the world. Steph has worked in both the private and public sector coaching children and adults from grassroot to elite level as well as providing them with cutting edge advice on how to reach their goals. Steph has received awards for her choreography and has competed nationally and internationally meaning that she can back up her scientific knowledge with a wealth of experience. As our resident Sports Nutritionist, Steph is here to provide the most current and evidence based fitness, health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals.
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