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The physics of the world’s fastest man

Scientists say they can explain Usain Bolt‘s extraordinary speed with a mathematical model. His 100m time of 9.58 seconds during the 2009 World Championships in Berlin is the current world record. Their model explains the power and energy he had to expend to overcome drag caused by air resistance, made stronger by his frame of 6ft 5in. John Barrow…

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