100 meter dash

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  1. brazem

    brazem New Member

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    Looking at the Track N Field Olympics last night, got me thinking about how fast guys like Bolt / Gay (all of them for that matter), can run the 100 meters... reaching top speed of close to 50km/h. And that got me thinking some more: could a top bike sprinter beat a top 100 meter on a 100 meter bike vs. run dash? And if so, by how much? Could a decent amateur bike sprinter do the same?
     
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  2. Julian G.

    Julian G. New Member

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    Well the 200 world record is something like 9 seconds, but that's with a rolling start. A standing start would probably make it pretty close, due to the logistics of accelerating a bike vs. accelerating on foot. 50 meters in a runner would probably be ahead.
     
  3. Freehub

    Freehub New Member

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    I'd like to see such a race.
     
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