Running Facts

3 facts tagged with Running Facts

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    At the 1912 Olympics, a marathon runner quit and went home to Japan without telling officials and was considered a missing person in Sweden for 50 years. In 1966, he was invited to complete the marathon. His time: 54 years, 8 months, 6 days, 5 hours, 32 minutes and 20.379 seconds.
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    Humans are capable of running 40 mph according to a study by bio-mechanical expert Dr. Matthew Bundle. Today's fastest man, Usain Bolt, has a top speed of 28 mph.
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    There are times when you're walking that the pressure on your feet exceeds your body weight, and when you're running, it can be three or four times your weight.