Average human running speed
Have you ever wonder how fast human can run? I googled a bit for “average human running speed” and, obviously, got various replies. So I turned to my exercise records.
In average, it took me 40 minutes to cover my 4 km track, non-stop. Means that my running speed is about 6 km/hr. Not a record to be proud of, I know. If Kenenisa Bekele (holders of world record for 5km long-distance run) were to run my lap, it would take him a little less than 10 minutes to finish, based on his best record (5 km in 12 minutes 37 s). Taking rough counts, his average speed is about 25 km/hr.
Taking pesimistic point of view by considering my speed as the lowest limit (unless you are slower than me), average human (male) running speed is between 6 – 25 km/hr.
This approach defies all statistical principles so the conclusion is, put it simple, bunk. :)
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