How Fast Can Humans Run?

Women running fast on a track

The average human walking speed is in the neighborhood of 3 mph (4.8 km/h). How fast do you think you could run at a full sprint? 10 mph? 15 mph? What speed could you average over 26.2 miles?

Below, I have taken several men's and women's world records and calculated the runners' average speed. Usain Bolt has averaged over 23 miles per hour in both the 100 and 200 meter events.

Men's World Records Translated Into Average Speeds

Event Record Athlete mph ft/s km/h m/s
60 m (indoor) 6.39 s Maurice Green 21.00 30.81 33.80 9.39
100 m 9.58 s Usain Bolt 23.35 34.25 37.58 10.44
200 m 19.19 s Usain Bolt 23.31 34.19 37.52 10.42
400 m 43.18 s Michael Johnson 20.71 30.38 33.34 9.26
800 m 1:41.11 Wilson Kipketer 17.69 25.95 28.48 7.91
1000 m 2:11.96 Noah Ngeny 16.96 24.87 27.29 7.58
1500 m 3:26.00 Hicham El Geerrouj 16.28 23.88 26.21 7.28
Mile 3:43.13 Hicham El Geerrouj 16.13 23.65 25.96 7.21
5000 m 12:37.35 Kenenisa Bekele 14.76 21.65 23.76 6.60
10000 m 26:17.53 Kenenisa Bekele 14.18 20.80 22.82 6.34
Half Marathon 58:23 Zersenay Tadese 13.47 19.76 21.68 6.02
Marathon 2:03:59 Haile Gebrselassie 12.69 18.61 20.42 5.67
110 m hurdles 12.87 s Dayron Robles 19.10 28.02 30.74 8.54
400 m hurdles 46.78 s Kevin Young 19.13 28.05 30.78 8.55
4x100 m relay 37.10 s Nesta Carter,
Michael Frater,
Usain Bolt,
Asafa Powell
24.12 35.37 38.81 10.78
4x200 m relay 1:18.68 Michael Marsh,
Leroy Burrell,
Floyd Heard,
Carl Lewis
22.75 33.37 36.61 10.17
4x400 m relay 2:54.29 Andrew Valmon,
Quincy Watts,
Butch Reynolds,
Michael Johnson
20.54 30.12 33.05 9.18
4x800 m relay 7:02.43 Joseph Mutua,
William Yiampoy,
Ismael Kombich,
Wilfred Bungei
16.96 24.87 27.29 7.58

Womens's World Records Translated Into Average Speeds

Event Record Athlete mph ft/s km/h m/s
60 m (indoor) 6.92 Irina Privalova 19.39 28.44 31.21 8.67
100 m 10.49 s Florence Griffith Joyner 21.32 31.27 34.31 9.53
200 m 21.34 s Florence Griffith Joyner 20.96 30.74 33.73 9.37
400 m 47.60 s Marita Koch 18.79 27.60 30.24 8.40
800 m 1:53.28 Jarmila Kratochvílová 15.79 23.16 25.42 7.06
1000 m 2:28.98 Svetlana Masterkova 15.01 22.01 24.16 6.71
1500 m 3:50.46 Qu Yunxia 14.56 21.36 23.44 6.51
Mile 4:12.56 Svetlana Masterkova 14.25 20.90 22.93 6.37
5000 m 14:11.15 Tirunesh Dibaba 13.13 19.26 21.13 5.87
10000 m 29:31.78 Wang Junxia 12.62 18.50 20.30 5.64
Half Marathon 1:06:25 Lornah Kiplagat 11.83 17.36 19.04 5.29
Marathon 2:15:25 Paula Radcliffe 11.61 17.03 18.68 5.19
100 m hurdles 12.21 s Yordanka Donkova 18.32 26.87 29.48 8.19
400 m hurdles 52.34 s Yuliya Pechonkina 17.09 25.07 27.50 7.64
4x100 m relay 41.37 s Silke Gladisch,
Sabine Rieger,
Ingrid Auerswald,
Marlies Göhr
21.63 31.73 34.81 9.67
4x200 m relay 1:27.46 LaTasha Jenkins,
LaTasha Colander-
Nanceen Perry,
Marion Jones
20.45 29.99 32.90 9.14
4x400 m relay 3:15.17 Tatyana Ledovskaya,
Olga Nazarova,
Mariya Pinigina,
Olga Bryzgina
18.34 26.90 29.52 8.20
4x800 m relay 7:50.17 Nadezhda Olizarenko,
Lyubov Gurina,
Lyudmila Borisova,
Irina Podyalovskaya
15.23 22.34 24.52 6.81

It's interesting to note that the 60 meter race has a slower average speed for both men and women than the 100 meter race. This must be because accelerating at the start of a race takes some time.

These world records were last updated on May 5, 2010.


  1. john

    August 19, 2008
    12:23 AM

    chart shows average speed for each..

    what would top or final speed, for instance, in the 100m dash?

  2. Elite Feet

    August 19, 2008
    6:04 AM

    John –

    I’ve heard that the peak speed for the best 100-meter sprinters is in the neighborhood of 27-30 mph. This will typically be achieved about 2/3 of the way into the race, then the speeds will drop again slightly. Even the best athletes can’t maintain that kind of speed for any distance.

    Often when you’re watching the end of a race it will look like one runner surges out in front of another runner, but in fact both are likely to be slowing down. It’s just that one of them is slowing down faster.

  3. john

    August 19, 2008
    8:55 AM

    i had pondered that with an ‘average’ of 22-23, that the final/peak was 44-46!! thanx for your prompt reply..

  4. joe

    September 25, 2008
    8:06 PM

    Humans can NOT run at 45 mph.

  5. Garritt

    November 20, 2008
    1:19 PM

    I was watching this show that answers questions that most men want to know. One of them was how fast can you go for your muscles to fall off. they said it was about 26.5 mph. Is that true?

  6. Jonathan

    January 10, 2009
    2:09 AM

    Michael Johnson peaked at 27mph while sprinting…

  7. Coolness 12

    April 21, 2009
    5:15 PM

    how fast does the average 6th grader run if he were to run the 100 meter dash at full sprint?

  8. jerry

    August 7, 2009
    1:14 PM

    can Usain Bolt run up to 30mph

  9. Johnny Bravo

    August 17, 2009
    6:49 PM

    With a pair of jet shoes I can run at 100 kph (62.15 mph)

  10. Johnny Bravo

    August 17, 2009
    6:54 PM

    I wanna say as my comrade Willie E. Coyote, you know, he uses a lot of technology, Is my comrade, my amigo.

  11. JJ

    October 29, 2009
    1:27 PM

    Why don’t we have downhill runs for 68 km/h?

  12. travis

    December 9, 2009
    1:21 AM

    2 differant timees some friends and i have ran past a speedometer for about 100 yards and my top speed was 19 mph. none of my other friends could not break 17 mph i think thats pretty good for a 18 year old 5’9 and 150 lbs and no training for running just surfing

  13. T man

    January 3, 2010
    8:57 PM

    I can run 16 mph and i’m 13 1/2 years old. i’m 5’9 to.

  14. calvin

    January 3, 2010
    8:59 PM

    i’m 14 and i can run 14 mph. i’m 6’0 and 180lbs.

  15. Sasha

    January 13, 2010
    3:49 PM

    i’m 16 and i once ran 18 mph-5’4 and 107 lbs :D

  16. Joshua

    January 14, 2010
    8:27 AM

    Over summer vacation in 2009 i ran 15.25781mph

  17. Jeremy

    January 24, 2010
    5:05 PM

    Usain Bolt fastest run is 28 MPH same as Carl Lewis. Bolt is a faster accelerator.

  18. Dillon

    March 4, 2010
    4:07 PM

    That is fast dag.

  19. sparks

    April 6, 2010
    11:08 PM

    i ran 17 mph in 6th grade and have now went to 5 state championships in high school.

  20. Erkki Nordberg

    April 19, 2010
    7:58 PM

    With a bunch of my friends and one more crazier than the others we made him run at a speed of 35 mph. How we did it? We accelerated a car to that speed, then he jumped out of the backdoor and continued running. Ofcourse he didnt maintain that speed, but for a brief amount of time he did run 35 mph… I tried that too, but I fell down at a measly speed of 20 mph. My friend is the son of priest so he might have had some “outside” help :)

  21. brandi

    May 22, 2010
    1:45 PM

    i can run 18 miles per hour and i am only 10. plus i won 1st place at track and field three times. dont belive me? i can prove it.

  22. calvin

    May 22, 2010
    4:33 PM

    i’m 6’1, 235 lbs, barely turned 14 years old, and my average speed is 13.9, but my fastest speed is 17.5 mph. i start off slow, then in the middle of the race i reach my top speed for about 4 seconds, then i slow back down to about 13 mph lol.

  23. RedGen

    May 27, 2010
    10:45 AM

    I feel slow now. Quality work brandi, I belive (sic) you. How could you prove it? No camera is fast enough.

    Sparks, maybe you could run back to English class between races.

  24. Isaiah Davis

    June 18, 2010
    4:45 PM

    Im 13 years old and i can run 20 mph im 5FT 5

  25. Amy G

    June 22, 2010
    11:08 AM

    i have been training for a 5k i am not very fast but for short periods or down hill i can run super fast. i carry a GPS with me to track it, well this morning it said my top speed was 24.3 mph well i didn’t think it was possible till i looked it up. i wish i could keep the speed going. Interesting

  26. Austin

    July 9, 2010
    10:37 PM

    Even after a dozen years, it is amazing to watch Michael Johnson’s World Record!

  27. alex galvin

    July 11, 2010
    1:26 PM

    i can run 20.5mph 33km/h with the gps in my mout that way it mesured it prprley

  28. alex galvin

    July 11, 2010
    1:46 PM

    i did it today again and i got 21mph whawho

  29. Danny

    July 15, 2010
    1:18 AM

    How do you find out how fast you can run in mph? I’m 19 and 6’3, I once raced my friends car and kept up with him at about 19/20 mph, but i cant get anything to really tell me.

  30. vandy kanneh

    August 15, 2010
    12:25 AM

    hey my name is vandy kanneh i am only 13 years of age and i ran 11.6sec in the 100m and 24.29sec in the 200m

  31. orpheus

    September 27, 2010
    12:16 AM

    Im 16 and can run at 34 mph.
    Don’t believe me ? I can prove it.

  32. Justin

    October 5, 2010
    3:36 PM

    I was running and threw my GPS one time and when i got done, it said that my top speed was 39 MPH.

  33. Javan

    October 7, 2010
    4:55 PM

    im 12 i can run at average of 15 mph when i sprint 19 mph fastest kid at my school i ran the 50 yard dash in 5.60 sceconds

  34. OWEN

    November 1, 2010
    10:54 AM

    i am 14 and can run 23 mph i am the best in the school should i go further

  35. OWEN

    November 1, 2010
    10:55 AM

    i tried again today 16 mph :)

  36. ellen

    November 2, 2010
    1:06 PM

    I am interested in endurance running, marathon; apparently the Native Americans had message runners who could do truly amazing things like run up the coast from California to B.C. in record times; it is endurance I value over the short flashy sprint.

  37. Gavin

    November 12, 2010
    6:57 PM

    Today i just ran a 5.14 40 yard dash at an average speed of 15.9 mph. i’m fast. oh and i’m 14 years old

  38. charlie harris

    November 26, 2010
    2:09 AM

    i think this information is interesting to know, im a jr in high school i run a 2 min flat 800 so thats 15mph but the fastest 800 witch is 19 seonds faster than mine is only a mare 3mph faster.

  39. corey

    December 13, 2010
    7:48 PM

    I am 14 and run 17 mph,to you ten year old i bet you a million dollars you cant run 19 mph.

  40. Jacob

    December 21, 2010
    5:34 PM

    Elite Feet-

    When would a runner reach the peak of their speed in a 1500 metre race?

    Thank you.

  41. jarad

    January 19, 2011
    12:02 PM

    I can run 25.67 mph punks=)

  42. ryyyan

    January 28, 2011
    2:38 PM

    im a freshman in highschool training for the 400 and 800 so far i run a 52 and a 2.04 what do i do to get faster?
    water, mechanics, and eating right but i feel like in a dead sprint people can just go faster why?

  43. Ashton

    February 23, 2011
    12:14 AM

    I’m 15, 190 lbs. I can sprint at 17 mph. I also squat 480

  44. wasim

    March 2, 2011
    7:07 AM

    Can someone tell me that what we do for run Fast?
    Thank you

  45. jans

    March 6, 2011
    10:58 AM

    hi i’m jans….i ran 100 m at 10.9 what is my average speed in mph?

  46. mark

    March 10, 2011
    7:53 PM

    I’m over 40 and I don’t run – bad for the knees.

  47. t-dogg

    March 27, 2011
    12:46 AM

    When I was 13 I did the 100m in just over 17 seconds so about 13 MPH/21 KPH. I have not done it since then and I’m 17 now. But I know I am a lot faster now so probably under 14 seconds is my time. My standing vertical is 21 Inch and average male is 19.5. I hear this is connected to sprint speed but who knows? And I’m 5’11″ and weigh 143 and when I was 13 I was way shorter than average but I had a big growth spurt at 15 so my legs are way longer now :D

  48. Jevon McCorkle

    March 30, 2011
    1:07 PM

    Im 14 years old and i was thinking can yall come and track my average sprint please i believe that i can sprint at most 16 mph

  49. Chewy1978

    April 13, 2011
    7:48 AM

    I ran at 125mph! Ok I had jumped from a plane and was more falling then running, but during my sky dive I “ran” for a brife moment and as terminal volcity is 125mph that’s how fast I was running!

  50. fayez aj

    April 24, 2011
    8:22 PM

    i ran so fast the ground melts under me

  51. Yep

    April 25, 2011
    11:57 PM

    I’m 14 and can run at 24mph with injured knees and a pulled groin

  52. Yep

    April 25, 2011
    11:59 PM

    Oh, and I’m 6’3 and weigh 140lbs

  53. Flash

    April 28, 2011
    12:39 AM

    I Once ran 17mph… On my
    Hands… Backwards… Up a hill… In 40 degrees celsius.. With a 100 pounds between my legs.. Oh ya, I’m 8,
    And weight 225 pounds with 5 percent bodyfat. Is that good
    For my age?

  54. eriel

    May 6, 2011
    1:21 PM

    youre to young for that kind of weight

  55. Sam

    May 10, 2011
    1:22 AM

    I’m 22 run a 10.2 100m a 21.6 200 and a 4.33 40 yard dash I run track and at FB for Ohio State. And I

  56. hi

    May 11, 2011
    5:06 AM

    i can run quicker than usain bolt!!

  57. markuspaul14

    May 26, 2011
    11:49 AM

    my cat can run 409,786,342,865,986 mph

  58. jdub

    June 6, 2011
    8:53 PM

    i hold the fastest 40 yard dash for a 14 year old kid in the state of ohio at 4’6 so half u guys are full of it cuz there are 3 kids tht run faster than i do and number 1 runs a 4.52

  59. emilykk hi hi♥

    June 12, 2011
    2:28 PM

    my dog can run faster than iny of those 125465000 beat that

  60. Tj

    June 15, 2011
    9:39 PM

    Hold the records I run 23mph I’m 12 4’10ft tall time exactally and I’m not lying 3.9seconds what now

  61. Tj

    June 15, 2011
    9:40 PM

    In th 40 yard dash

  62. JP

    June 16, 2011
    4:00 AM

    well here is some thing for you who here thinks they can out run a d-linemen from the NFL btw the average d-linemen forty yard dash is 4.4-4.6 sec. you kids who are 4ft have no chance to run that speed so no need to respond to this its physicly impossible for a 4ft person to run a forty at that time

  63. michael carter

    June 23, 2011
    4:08 PM

    i once ran a 9.66 sec 100m back in 2006 when that was a world record my top speed was 23.1 mph i was 16 6 ft 1 in and 150 lbs !!!!!!!!!!

  64. bolt lashley

    July 3, 2011
    5:24 AM

    Im 38th in the world 3 years ago when i was in the Olympics. I retired cause of an injury.

  65. D

    July 8, 2011
    12:50 PM

    I am 4 years old and I ran 22 mph for 2 miles, I can prove it. What a bunch of losers on this site.

  66. Narko

    July 14, 2011
    8:47 PM

    Fastest I ever ran was about 20 miles per hour. Though you have to take into consideration that I had just hiked 10 miles up a mountain, and on the way down I ran the last 3 miles. But usually I can hit a dead sprint at about 15-17 miles per hour on flat ground. I was 16 at the time but I’m not even close to as fast as my dad.

  67. Beef

    July 16, 2011
    8:39 AM

    I just ran 100 metres in 10 flat……….. Backwards, with flip flops, eyes shut eating a Jam sandwich!!!

  68. Adam Powell

    July 18, 2011
    3:47 PM

    I’m 21 years old , I had a full ride in 2008 for track but did not go because of a girl that was preg and now we live hours away so I wish I would of went. I run 4.4 or 4.3 40 yard dash still run a 22 in the 200meter dash . I run a 49 or 50 in the 400 meter dash . still high jump 6.0 or more . I got 5 in state in the 400 meter dash in 2007 2a .. And went back to stare in 2008 . Got 9th because of a bad take off and then I pasted 2 runners in the 4/4 to break our school record . Anyways if anyone reads this and has any info on walk ons in track or football . I also was a very good coner back and kick returner and reciver / running back . I am 5,11 190 right now and still gaining mass . Thank you Adam , and I give anything to be able to run or play football again or both .

  69. Adam Powell

    July 18, 2011
    3:50 PM

    also I can sprint over 20 mph in any sprint I do and stay over 20 mph as I run the whole race .

  70. Bob matelr

    July 21, 2011
    6:10 PM

    I can run at 99 mph and I am 2 years old, I can prove it as well so don’t go hating

  71. daniel

    July 26, 2011
    3:10 AM

    I’m 10 and I can run 24 mph! HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!

  72. Daniel

    July 26, 2011
    3:14 AM

    I can also run a 4.99 in the 40 yard dash!!!!!

  73. christopher

    August 15, 2011
    12:50 PM

    i know if u read this ur not gonna believe it but im 12 and my top speed is 20 and i wasnt running on a track

  74. ssdd

    August 16, 2011
    10:32 PM

    the cops ran after me once about 30 years ago i out ran them felt like 25 mph

  75. Albert dern

    August 24, 2011
    6:15 AM

    I agree with isiah davis I’m 13 and can run 20 mph . Imagine than what we can do when we grow up i dubout that 23 is the limit . I read the fastest man goes 45mph

  76. osman

    August 25, 2011
    10:47 AM

    hi im 18 and 5.11″ and i can run 26.4 mph… n i have tested it several times … n this time i will compete in olympics

  77. Braxton

    August 26, 2011
    11:02 PM

    I’m 6’0″, 150 lbs, and I can run 20 MPH for about a quarter of a mile.. I get drained too quickly after that though. Haha

  78. Braxton

    August 26, 2011
    11:02 PM

    Oh, I’m 16 btw.

  79. Aslam

    September 10, 2011
    6:51 AM

    how can run fast. please give me any easy hint.

  80. simon

    September 11, 2011
    9:48 AM

    interesting during the atlanta games we were getting radar gun read outs of the mens long jump top speed on the run way on our australian telecast… Carl Lewis was hitting over 43kph he was actually faster in a 100m and his relay final dash beleive it or not he would actually run away from Bolt! not by much but his relay splits are actually quicker due to not needing to get up out of the blocks he actually ran away by 5mtres on D. Bailey at the texas relays when bailey was at the peak of his powers after the 96 games, of coures 10metres from thew line he grabbed his leg an claimed cramp LOL ps im not from the USA I just like sprinting. ps bolts top speed is the same as lewis long jump topspeed he just accelerates so much quicker than lewis… interesting

  81. radley

    September 11, 2011
    1:20 PM

    a Georgia running back playing Boise st this year ran over 33 mph maybe faster in a 82 yard run for td

  82. aaron

    September 14, 2011
    11:10 AM

    hi yall are very fast

  83. alex123

    September 18, 2011
    11:30 PM

    I did 19.7 in high school.

  84. harold

    October 5, 2011
    8:59 AM

    Hey everybody can you answer this question in human runs on 25 kilometers what time it will take?

  85. Papojijo

    October 14, 2011
    6:15 PM

    I am 7 years old and I topped out at 21mph.

  86. Ramlan

    October 18, 2011
    2:11 AM

    At the age of 27 years, while at SIUC McAndrew Stadium, IL, I clocked 10.8 sec 100 meters, slightly wind aided. What was my speed in mph?

  87. gabriel

    October 19, 2011
    9:53 PM

    when i waz in 6th grade i could run 18.8 mph when i waz in 7th grade i could run 20.2 now that im in 8th grade i can run a top speed of 21.8 when im in high school i could easly be the fastest man im only 13 and i can run faster than my brother that is 16 and my brothers friend jacob and sam and there all 16

  88. Sahil

    October 21, 2011
    3:50 PM

    Im 10 and i can run at 12.5 mph and i am 5’3

  89. 100%man

    November 3, 2011
    12:07 AM

    The only time I was timed for my max was when I was 14, I did 50 m in 7 seconds. If you do the math that 16 mph. I was 6″0″, 150 lb and probably around 15% bf.

  90. joker

    November 14, 2011
    8:55 PM

    yo orpheus i think u are full of it bruh

  91. connor

    November 19, 2011
    3:58 PM

    I can run about 70 mph thats me connor

  92. DAVID

    November 27, 2011
    8:36 PM

    i am 12 and i can run 16.5 mph

  93. Jon

    December 1, 2011
    12:32 AM

    It amazing. I’ve always been proud of my 5 min mile in the military and we run daily. That’s 12 mph. So far I’m the slowest on this sight. Amazing.

  94. Bobby

    December 10, 2011
    11:16 PM

    I am 2 and a half, and I can run…and typ!

  95. Tomas

    January 1, 2012
    3:09 AM

    So far my fastest running time is 18.64mph. 100m in 12 seconds, when I was 15, i’m 20 now, haven’t sprinted competitively in a while.

  96. Mathias

    January 6, 2012
    8:15 PM

    While doing sprints on a tar path outside I carry my running GPS and I will get around 20 mph give or take 1 mph either way. I think its pretty accurate considering the GPS was 300 dollars.

  97. Mathias

    January 6, 2012
    8:18 PM

    And im 20 years old, 6’6″ and 220 pounds if that matters. But i also play college baseball so we are constantly lifting and doing sprints

  98. m-dawg

    January 15, 2012
    9:57 PM

    i ran the 100 meter dash in 15 seconds for a meet last year and this year in practice i ran the 100 meter in 12 seconds and i am 14 years old in 8th grade

  99. Flatulent

    January 21, 2012
    6:25 PM

    My farts come out at 31.3 mph and I’m 6’1 200 lbs.

  100. Emma Faith Jackson

    February 8, 2012
    7:20 PM

    wow my dad said that”s pretty fast i think its kind of slow commpared to me HALA!

  101. melissa

    February 8, 2012
    7:22 PM


  102. Fatulent

    February 8, 2012
    7:30 PM

    id rather eat chips and watch TV than learn how people run

  103. Evan

    February 22, 2012
    3:07 PM

    I’m 24 and can run 35 mph. Don’t believe me? I can’t prove it.


    February 26, 2012
    3:04 AM

    Hi, I am doing a research on the subject of Sports Science and found your site.
    I am curious on how you get his results. I check the two values that I am most interest and found that they are not consistent.
    I wonder how is possible that Usain Bolt ran 100 m faster that Florence Griffith Joyner but his average speed is lower? That´s quite a feat!

    Event Record- Athlete – mph – ft/s – km/h – m/s
    100 m – 9.58 s – Usain Bolt – 23.35 – 34.25 – 37.58 – 10.44
    100 m – 10.49 s – Florence Griffith Joyner – 21.32 – 31.27 – 34.31 – 9.53


    February 26, 2012
    3:07 AM

    OOOPS NEVER MIND. I Copied the correct values but input the wrong ones in my Excel …:)

  106. Tina

    February 27, 2012
    10:44 AM

    whats wrong wif us are we all fat or something!!!!:) im not but still i dont run i see why now. And some ppl bragging about this running thing are show offs haha:) boys boys boys

  107. Forrest Rogers

    March 8, 2012
    2:05 AM

    Hello, My name is Forrest Rogers and I am 18 years old, 5’10″ and 160 pounds I mountain bike and hike weekly and on the off days I run on the treadmill. So after reading the material on this site I decided to run on the treadmill and checked my speed ( its the type of treadmill that has a read out for your top speed ) I was amazed to find out I can sprint at a top speed of 25 MPH. Also I belive anyone who has said they have ran over 30MPH is full of lies and should not be trusted the only way a person could move over that mark is by mechanical help. Also as a side note a 2 year old could not search the web and fully understand what people are saying therefor the people who said they are 2 years old are are not telling the truth. – Thanks for your time ^_^

  108. ana

    March 12, 2012
    5:45 AM

    Florence Griffith Joyner is a very fast woman, look at her time in 100m compared to usain bolts. that means she faster than the men usain runs against.

  109. lowe

    April 4, 2012
    10:22 PM

    im 13 going on 14 and i can run 26 miles per hour dont hate appiciate. All i do is pull the sled with a 45 pound weight on it. Im 5’6 and weigh 135 pounds. and bench press 135 and squat 220

  110. Kelvin Whitaker

    April 29, 2012
    10:46 PM

    I’m 11 and I ran a 6.94 50 yard dash and I’m 5″0

  111. Chris

    April 30, 2012
    11:40 AM

    Some funny comments here. These are average speeds. One has to consider the acceleration time. When you sprint you don’t reach top speed immediately. The closest to top speed you will get is generally over 200m. Bolt has reached a top speed of over 28mph.

  112. Chris

    April 30, 2012
    11:42 AM

    Ana, how do you figure that Florence is faster than the men Bolt competes against? She runs a 10.49s, all the men Bolt competes against have all covered a time under 10s

  113. Katie Ann

    May 4, 2012
    7:06 PM

    im 13 and i run at 16.75 mph for like 100 m. is that good??

  114. Bendover

    May 8, 2012
    6:51 PM

    Running isn’t a sport

  115. That guy

    May 18, 2012
    7:55 PM

    Whenever I look for post like these there seems I be a bunch of kids who brags about their little records…. Whether its there speed or something else….

  116. DJ

    May 20, 2012
    1:25 AM

    To the kids saying they run 30+ MPH…just be quiet. Nobody is physically grown enough to run that fast at the ages I’m seeing (Orpheus, you’re only fooling yourself. If you run that fast then why have I never heard of you?)
    The fastest I’ve run…19 MPH, roughly. Not amazing, but I’m proud of it, and I don’t try to embellish it with an extra 10 MPH.
    Usain Bolt’s crazy fast. They clocked him at 27.45 MPH at the 65 meter mark…faster than a car in the neighborhood!

  117. Daniel Wills

    June 1, 2012
    11:15 PM

    I can run at about 25km/h (15.5mph).

  118. Jon

    June 10, 2012
    4:42 PM

    Me and my mates tried downhill training for our 100m once and I got upto 25mph over a 20m section, it really helped extend the top speeds we ran at.
    I also tried some experimental training and it worked to take almost a second off the 100m times were were running.
    I’m going to tart training again soon, hope to get back to where I was.

  119. Eric C.

    June 25, 2012
    3:03 PM

    Agree with a previous poster about endurance…it boggles my mind that someone can keep up a 13 mph pace for 2+ hrs…just think about that. For most people, you’d have to give them CPR after 10 mins…that is if they could even run that fast to begin with! Incredible

  120. alyssa -d-

    July 4, 2012
    5:52 PM

    I’m 13 years old and my speed was measured and I reached a speed of 19mph. Also a human can NOT run at 40-45 mph because then he would be faster than some of the fastest animals and that is not true.

  121. DrSteve

    July 12, 2012
    2:22 AM

    if we look at the fastest 10 meter increments in a 100m race , Usain Bolt has run 10 meters in 0.83 second. Several top guys including young Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre are very close to this speed too. It works out just over 43 kph or around 27 mph. That is as fast as anyone has yet run.

  122. stuart

    July 28, 2012
    5:55 PM

    I am 11 and my gym teacher timed me at 19.0 mph

  123. khloe

    July 31, 2012
    1:43 AM

    i am 14 years old and i can run 18 mph. is that fast for my age? and could i get onto the high school varsity track team?

  124. stuart

    July 31, 2012
    1:26 PM

    I WILL be the fastest man in the world when I grow up.

  125. MQSD3F

    August 2, 2012
    9:42 PM

    My friends and I were walking to a bar and we past a speedometer.. my frIends saId theyd buy fIrst round if I could break 20.. I ran barefoot in jeans and a button up shirt… they bought first round.. I hit 21 mph

  126. CP1988

    August 3, 2012
    5:01 PM

    Im 24yrs old. 6’1″ and Im cerious what qualifies someone to be in the olympics and whats the Age limit? Im able to run 22Mph and never had trainning. I figure if i had the right trainning I would be able to run a lot faster.

  127. Jeremy Keller

    August 6, 2012
    1:13 PM

    I believe I have an article pertaining to Usain Bolt. Apparently not even he can run at 30mph, but I would like to see a human run even faster than that. How about, for example, a man running at 40mph or even 60mph like Steve Austin? Olympic records seem to have been broken over the years, but it seems to be believed that there is a limit as to how much a human’s performance can improve. Powerbocking seems to be a way of increasing a man’s running speed so I wonder how fast Usain Bolt would be able to run if HE was powerbocking. At the moment I don’t think of even him as superhuman, eventhough he seems to be the world’s fastest man. Hence I would like to see superhuman achievements in the Olympics and World Championships, even if it means using performance enhancing drugs. After all, I think one purpose of those sporting events should be to see what humans can achieve. I therefore do not think such drugs should be forbidden.

  128. Rich

    August 7, 2012
    3:16 AM

    Believe it or not.. some of the light body gung-fu masters in China can actually catch horses. In fact some of them were specifically hired to catch horses that had escaped. They practiced the art of running fast and jumping high. It is a very little known, multi stage training that involves running in a very specific manner, special weight training, breathing exercises, chi-gung and meditation along with several special secret speed training techniques.

    I used to practice parts of the training myself and in just a few months I went from being able to run 18mph to over 22mph and that was still not full speed. The initial acceleration made me feel like I had a rocket pack on as well. Just from that alone I could clearly see that speeds such as those reported in the Shaolin stories could well be attained after many years of dedicated training.

    Same goes for high jumping as well. I’m not even going to tell you the Shaolin record as most will think I’m lying or crazy.. but it’s well beyond the mere 2.50 meters of world record holder, by several times at least. That’s because the training regimen is considered nothing short of insane or impossible. Basically no one today trains that way anymore, so most don’t really know what the body is truly capable of when you combine the internal and external, along with special training methods, different theory other than jump muscular strength and you attain quite different levels of power, strength and speed than what most consider to even be possible. Even in the old days such knowledge in China was never well known, as there were and still are prized secrets, and certain aspects of this knowledge are virtually lost today.

  129. matt

    August 16, 2012
    12:10 AM

    I’m 13 and i run 17 miles per hour running beside my sisters car. i play football, baseball, basketball, and i try to run daily so you guys that run over 20 mph at 11 or 13 you guys are definateley lying.

  130. justin

    August 17, 2012
    2:24 AM

    I’m 11 and I’m 5’1 80 pounds and I can run 21 mph

  131. joseph

    August 19, 2012
    5:45 AM

    when i was 13.Our school conducted a sports meet i have participated in it and ihave ran 14.1sec at 100m sprint

  132. joseph

    August 19, 2012
    5:47 AM

    I am 14 years old ican run 20mph

  133. shadid

    September 1, 2012
    8:13 AM

    I am 12 years old (going to be 13 in 12Th September)and my top speed is 27 mph.

  134. stuart

    September 3, 2012
    5:48 PM

    running is my life running is all I do

  135. jonathan

    September 14, 2012
    2:04 PM

    In answer to Jans question of March 6 2011 to convert from 100M speed in seconds to Miles Per Hour all you have to do is (if I have my math right) multiply by 2.44 and so her speed is apparently 26.6MPH.

    Which is somewhat better than my current 9.45MPH.

    On another note my personal best when I was about 13 was 35.1MPH according to my treadmill. Interestingly I lived at a number 35 at the time, and oddly I am missing most of year nine from both my attendance record and my school books.

  136. jonathan

    September 14, 2012
    2:31 PM

    It seems my math was wrong on my last comment, I’ve just realised that you have to divide 100M by the time and then multiply by 2.44. And so I’m sure everyone can do the math on that one.

  137. fastestrunnerever

    September 15, 2012
    6:08 PM

    I am 6 years old and currently run as fast as 47mph. I WILL be the fastest runner one day… not you, Stuart. (:

  138. Joe

    September 27, 2012
    4:26 PM

    I am 73 and still running strong. I can run the 100M in 12.5 seconds. I have a slow start, though, so I think I’m pretty quick.
    Also, I can high jump 6’5″ (I’m 6’2″). I weigh 200 lbs and have 5.2% body fat. I can also curl 110 lbs. each arm and I can squat 275 lbs.
    I also can swim a 100M in 1:01.06.
    I also have no left hand (when I curl I just hang the bar from a strap on my forearm). I do have to wear a small paddle on my arm when I swim for competition.
    Last year I jumped out of an airplane in a low flight pattern (approx. 50-60 ft off the surface of the water) without a parachute or life-vest. The year before, bit the head off a live rattlesnake and skinned it with my teeth (but I got salmonella).
    20 years ago when I was stronger and faster (and still had my left hand) I took 4th place in the Challenge Roth (In Germany) in my second major triathlon.
    In 2007 I attempted the Norseman triathlon but suffered a severe sprained ankle and had to finish the alternate course.

  139. davidz

    October 4, 2012
    9:25 AM

    I’m 10 years old and ran 100m in 13.80 I weigh 70 pounds and my height is 4’7

  140. shamooty

    October 13, 2012
    1:22 AM

    I am 12,6″0,and 140 pounds and i ran 26.2mph’s.some of u are fast but some of u are truely not made for running.

  141. stuart

    October 13, 2012
    5:54 PM

    close to reaching 21mph working harder at my top speed. i am 71 lbs and 4″8

  142. stuart

    November 10, 2012
    8:25 PM

    got the best mile at my school,5:42

  143. murad

    November 27, 2012
    2:08 AM

    i got 5:25 in eight grade. i was 13 years old, 5″8, and 120 pounds

  144. stuart

    January 11, 2013
    5:09 PM

    still working hard

  145. stuart

    January 22, 2013
    6:39 PM

    I’m 69lbs. and I ran my 10k in 47 minutes and 42 seconds

  146. niko

    February 8, 2013
    4:32 PM

    ha none of you are faster than me i am 70mph and i am 9 and i beat a car in a race i am the fastest man that ever exsited i am the CHEETAH

  147. stuart

    April 11, 2013
    6:08 PM

    mile:5:22 6th grade

  148. George

    April 30, 2013
    10:33 AM

    Yall are lame, I run at 200 mph, me and a friend of mine were flyin a plane and I jumped out at 200 mph and maintained it for a minute or so. I won an iphone game while I was doing it too.

  149. George

    April 30, 2013
    10:35 AM

    By the way I’m 7 months old

  150. This is totally true and I made none of this up

    April 30, 2013
    10:38 AM

    He has to be right, you can’t put any on the internet that’s no true. I can’t believe how the media hasn’t found you guys yet because some of the claims on this site are beyond any human capabilities and should be documented :)

  151. William Hozie

    June 30, 2013
    12:43 AM

    That escalated quickly.

  152. Tc

    August 9, 2013
    10:18 AM

    6’5 210lbs top speed 20mph but I can’t accelerate for the life of me so my 100m time is 13 seconds

  153. stuart

    August 15, 2013
    10:22 AM


  154. Your Mom says

    August 22, 2013
    9:47 AM

    i run over 70 mph after i drink a monster

  155. Im that Guy

    August 22, 2013
    9:49 AM

    that can do anything even if there was a fire and be like the next flash and run 15 mph…but when i think i can…i can run 30 mph

  156. Einstein

    August 22, 2013
    9:52 AM

    You all are incorrect and need help (Face palm) there is actually a legitimate speed for all humans. And I believe that the equation used can be power level 9,000 x pieR^2 divided by the speed of light then subtract the remainder and there ya have it. :P

  157. Im that Guy

    August 22, 2013
    9:57 AM

    I follow you

  158. Jaydon

    November 4, 2013
    10:24 AM

    Me too.

  159. Im that man

    March 22, 2014
    2:46 PM

    Me three

  160. pj

    May 20, 2014
    3:10 AM

    I’m 5ft 8inch, 18 years old. Very athletic,i go to the gym everyday, and right now I weigh 146lb. Using gps, my fastest sprint was 29.7 km/h.

  161. Hannah

    July 24, 2014
    12:09 AM

    I’m 13,girl,5’3 and my top speed so far is 21 mph. I want to keep going so I can catch up to Usain Bolt:)

  162. sidd

    July 30, 2014
    1:04 AM

    My son is 10 years old .He is finishing 200m in 32 secs. What is speed

  163. Dakota Galyean

    December 15, 2014
    8:41 PM

    I’m 14 and at 40 yards I can sprint up to 17 mph at 4.85sec is that my top speed or can I run faster at a longer distance

  164. Dakota Galyean

    December 15, 2014
    8:44 PM

    @sidd us chiled reaches a top speed of 13.98 mph

  165. Dakota Galyean

    December 15, 2014
    8:44 PM

    Your child

  166. sanele

    January 13, 2015
    5:19 AM

    i am 21 i run 100m in 10:11sec how can i increase my speed faster than that?

  167. arafat

    February 18, 2015
    12:59 PM

    i am 12 and i ran 15.9 mph and i am the fastest runner in my school under 16yrs once i ran 100m in 13.2 sec and i run 50m in 7.33sec.

  168. Harold the ping pong ball

    February 26, 2015
    11:46 PM

    On a day without much wind, I can fly faster than a speeding bullet. If the wind is against me I am doomed. I only weigh a quarter ounce.

  169. Weener McWeenerton

    February 27, 2015
    12:05 AM

    I run for color
    You run for fun
    He runs for love
    She runs for reasons unknown to her

  170. Adrian anonymous

    May 5, 2015
    2:34 AM

    I’m 5’9 and I run 18mph not sure if that’s fast I also weigh 176 and a was a punt returner also a fullback for my city league football team

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