Ben Johnson claims to be faster than Usain Bolt, with a time of 9.3 seconds. However, this doesn't take into account that Bolt runs 100 meters in 10 seconds or less, so if you compare only their running speeds, then Bolt is the winner by far.
Bolt's claim to fame is that he is the fastest human alive today, but this isn't necessarily true because there are some runners who have been known to break the sound barrier during a race. If we were to calculate the speed of every runner on the planet, then no one would ever beat Usain Bolt's speed because it exceeds the limits of the earth's atmosphere. Even though he isn't the fastest human alive, nobody can catch him because his top speed is too high to be stopped by humans.
For example, if Bolt ran until he reached 200 miles per hour (322 kilometers per hour), then he would likely break the sound barrier. And since nobody has ever traveled beyond the earth's atmosphere, we will never know how fast he could go if he wanted to.
However, we do know that Johnson's top speed was close to 20 miles per hour (32 kilometers per hour) and he claimed to be able to run even faster than Bolt.
Bob Hayes raced the second fastest 110 meters in history in 8.7 seconds. Usain Bolt is credited with a timing of 8.65 seconds, however he did not race on the significantly slower cinder track or have his time hand-timed, as Bob Hayes did. Therefore, it is likely that Usain Bolt is at least 20 milliseconds (0.2%) faster than Bob Hayes.
Their times were close enough that they both qualified for the 1980 Moscow Olympics where Hayes finished sixth and Bolt won gold. They have never met on the track again but would later become friends off the track including visiting each other's homes after their respective marriages to American athletes collapsed.
Bolt has said that he considers himself to be faster than Hayes. In 2008, when asked how much faster he thought he was, he replied "Much faster."
In 2009, after having been timed at 19.19 seconds, Bolt improved his own world record to 9.78 seconds, a new Olympic record. He also broke Hayes' record with this run. However, the standard measurement for speed is miles per hour, not seconds so it is unlikely that anyone is faster than Bolt.
Hayes died in 2009 after a long battle with cancer. However, before he died he predicted that someone would break his record within five years. This prediction has now been fulfilled.
His speed in the 200 meters was 18.90 seconds, which was 0.21 seconds quicker than the world record established by sprinting great Usain Bolt at the World Championships in 2009, when he beat his own previous world mark set in 2008 by 0.11 seconds.
Noah Lyles is a American sprinter who currently holds the world bests in the 100 meters (10.05 sec) and the 200 meters (19.88). He has been ranked number one by Track & Field News for both the 100 meters and the 200 meters since 2014. He won the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics in the men's 200 meters.
Noah Lyles made his official debut at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games where he competed in three events: the 100 meters, the 200 meters and the 4x100-meter relay. The U.S. squad finished eighth in the final ranking with 391 points. Lyles failed to progress into the next round of any event.
At the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, Japan, Lyles improved his 100 meters time to 10.03 seconds, breaking the 10-second barrier for the first time in his career. He also teamed up with Sherone Simpson, Wyomia Tyus and Kerron Clement to win the gold medal in the 4x100-meter relay. This was the first ever medal for the United States in this event at the World Championships.
With an acceleration of 9,5 m/s2, Usain Bolt outperforms all autos in comparison. Even the Ferrari is slower, at 8,17 m/s2. However, this is put into context by the significant disparities in top speed. With a peak speed of roughly 44 km/h, Bolt cannot compete with speeds of over 300 km/h.
Bolt started off as a sprinter, and during his career he has been ranked number one in the world in both 100m and 200m races. He retired from competitive athletics at the age of 28, but since then has had a successful career as a professional speaker and athlete-turned-trainer. He currently holds the world record for the fastest human ever recorded with the times of 9.58 seconds in the 100m race and 20.16 in the 200m race.
Bolt has also been involved in several controversies throughout his career. In 2009, it was reported that he used PEDs (performance-enhancing drugs) to enhance his sprinting abilities. This is contrary to the rules set by IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federation), which prohibits such practices. Despite this, Usain Bolt remains one of the most popular athletes in Jamaica and worldwide due to his remarkable achievements on the track.
Usain Bolt's 100m time is 44.72 seconds. Usain Bolt's average ground speed at the record-breaking event was 37.58km/h, with a high speed of 44.72km/h in the 60-80m stretch figures befitting the world's fastest man. Usain Bolt, a Jamaican sprinter, is often considered as the world's fastest man. He has held this title since 2009 when he broke Michael Johnson's previous record of 9.79s.
Bolt's time is the current world record. He has run faster than 43 seconds six times and his best overall performance is 9.58s, which he set in Beijing in 2009. The previous record was 9.93s, set by Carl Lewis in 1987. Before that record was held by Steve Ovett with a 9.6s time in 1983. And before that it was George Young who held the previous record with a 9.58s time in 1972.
Bolt improved upon this time in Berlin last year with a new world record of 9.58s. This makes him only the second man (after Johnson) to have run under 10 seconds five times. The fastest human has run 30 miles per hour (48 km/h).
Bolt's time remains unrivaled even after taking into account the fact that the IAAF allows for leeway in deciding what constitutes a legal foot sweep.
Of course, even the quickest automobiles cannot reach 300 km/h in 100 meters, and premium models cannot exceed 150 km/h. Nevertheless, they are still able to go much faster than Bolt - especially when braking is taken into account.
The sprinter could probably run up to 10 miles per hour if he wanted to be on the safe side. This would mean that he could cover the 20 meter zone in 1 second! Modern race cars can approach and surpass this speed during testing sessions but at the moment of impact their kinetic energy is so high that they cannot recover before hitting the next barrier or obstacle.
In conclusion, yes, Usain Bolt can run faster than a car.
Usain Bolt of Jamaica is an Olympic legend who has been dubbed "the fastest man alive" after breaking world records and winning gold medals at the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Summer Games. The 40-year-old remains active in athletics competitions and is expected to continue running until 2020 or 2024 when he will be 41 years old.
Bolt's current personal bests are 19.19 seconds in the 100 m sprint and 9.78 seconds in the 200 m dash. These marks were set during the Beijing Olympics in 2008. He has also held the world record for the longest continuous run by a human being (4 minutes, 39.6 seconds) since it was first broken in 1994 by American Eric Liddle. This record has since been surpassed several times both by humans and robots.
In 2009, Bolt formed a 4x100 m relay team with friends from Jamaica and they have won every race they have entered thus far. Their latest victory came at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing where they defeated France in the final with a time of 37.11 seconds. This is their second consecutive world title and they remain undefeated since their formation four years ago.
Bolt's dominance in global athletics is unrivaled with nine gold medals and two bronze medals from 10 appearances at the Olympics.