World-Class Runners Literally Don't Have Time To Go Any Faster
Humans could get going almost twice as fast as the current record holder — if our leg muscles could respond that quickly.By Evan Thomas | August 17, 2016
What makes the world's fastest runners so fast?
It's not how quickly they put one leg in front of the other. Research shows runners of all abilities — you, me and Usain Bolt — move their legs back and forth at about the same frequency when we're running flat out.