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How Fast Can Usain Bolt Run?

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How could Usain Bolt improve his world 100 metres sprint record significantly without improving his speed? How fast should he be able to run? Professor John Barrow FRS answers these and other questions in this talk, which also looks at the mechanics of sprinting and the effects of wind assistance, timing accuracy and altitude on sprint times.

This event is part of the 2012 Cambridge Science Festival – no booking required, but please arrive on time for the start of the talk.

This talk is part of the Millennium Maths Project public and schools' events series.

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