Usain Bolt Faster Than What’s Humanly Possible?

Remember those “My Fast” commercials that Nike debuted a couple of months back? In Usain Bolt’s case, his fast is not only faster than your fast, or anyone else’s fast in the world, it’s in fact faster than mathematical models predicting the progress of humans in terms of speed. WIRED reports that the mathematical formula used to predict the progression of the 100-meter world record has been extremely accurate - until Bolt came along.

Projection of the 100 meter world record

Bolt’s dramatic lowering of the world record time has led scientists and mathematicians to recalculate just what they think the human body is capable of doing.

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