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Human top speed record and the OG of animals



Good day!
Looks like there is a new world's best in human speed. Curiously, it wasn't 
achieved by a sprinter but a long jumper. Cameroon's Ignisious Gaisah ran at 
straith 45 km/h during his last(?) attempt in an olympic long jump final. It 
wasn't confirmed yet, but if it will, it would smash previous best by 1.5 km/h 
(43.45 km/h Donovan Bailey (CAN), 100 m dash final, OG in Atlanta, 27th July 
1996). Please note thisd is a top speed, not average (average speed record-200 
m final at the same OG, where Michael Johnson (USA) ran a fabulous time 19.32 
s. (10.35 m/s-37.267 km/h).
Also, I read an interesting article recently. The main point of it is how poor 
performance human athletes produce in comparison with some animals. See the 
table below:

Event         Animal            Human
100 m.    Cheetah 3.5 s.        9.78 s. Tim Montgomery (USA), 2002
200 m.    -"- 7 s.             19.32 s. Michael Johnson (USA), 1996
400 m.    -"- 15 s.            43.18 s. Michael Johnson (USA), 1999
800 m.    Antelope 35 s.     1:41.11 m. Wilson Kipketer (DEN), 1997
1500 m.   -"- 1:10 min.      3:26.00 m. Hicham El Gouerrouj (MOR), 1998
5000 m.   Ostrich 5:30 min. 12:37.35 m. Kenenisa Bekele (ETH), 2004
10000 m.  -"- 12:00 min.    26:20.31 m. Kenenisa Bekele (ETH), 2004
Marathon  Kangaroo 1:30 hr. 2:04:55 hr. Paul Tergat (KEN), 2003

High jump Puma (cat) 3.5 m.     245 cm. Javier Sotomayor (CUB), 1993
Long jump -"- 15 m.             895 cm. Mike Powell (USA), 1991

Not speaking about swimming! Fastest humlan swimmers achieved 2.4 m/s. (8.64 
km/h.), while a sword fish can exceed 110 km/h. Even Ian Thorpe would look like 
a lazy dumb mollusc next to this fish (nothing against molluscs, esp. Helix 
pomatia). I would be interested knowing how good would certain dinosaur species 
be in comparison with human athletes. No doubt about supremacy of ostrich 
mimics, like Gallimimus bullatus, but what about really large theropods? 
Thanks, Vlad      
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