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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.
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.
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.