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Edwin Jansen
It is always impossible until somebody does it. For those who are gifted enough it has to do with believe and evolution. Look at the story of the mile in under 4 minutes.
Bennnnny1987
If all races are the same in every way; then why are all the top 10 100 meter sprinters black?
Wolfiyee
So basically screw you to everyone not using the Imperial System.
alfpolo29
Interesting OLD question:)))In first years on 900 the science thought that human limit ,the impassable wall was 10" / 100 mt,today this limit are exceeded,and now the odierne science think that human limit is 9"/100mt.... i think that exist a human limit but maybe will be 8"/10mt,certainly for better the actually record will need many many years,the time will increase considerably...in 1900 the record was 10,5 ,today 100 years later is better on 1 second 9",58...but the progress will be more more slowly , and for better the record on Bolton also only 1cents/sec, will pass almost 100/ 150 years......However will be more interesting know the science , the bioengeenering, the modification genetics on human D.N.A. and R.N.A.,and all this more probably will be the new doping for improve the human performance...
Neven Ferhatbegovic
These guys build their supporting muscles to carry them to victory. Combination of good loading at the start with the right amount of lean muscle to not weigh them down.
Minty Badger
well Bolt has something wrong with is spine so he is not perfect but he still when hella fast tho
Doug _
It can be done if you start sideways and run backwards. 🏃
Earauka Valion
i m gonna seve you 14 mins video, its imposible cuz its the minimum time to do it in a human body.
K.J Narra
Talks about 9secs, on a 14mins nonsense.
Sukhbir Sekhon
Why did the feet of the proper sprinter on the treadmill seem to go backwards just before their feet hit the treadmill?
That toe dragging technique they suggested for video maker does not seem like good advice. Wouldn't it slow them down straight away?
Box Jabber
Forrest Gump did
welshdragon2008
They said it was impossible to run 100m under 10 seconds. Now because its been done, you are saying it cant be done under 9
LUD WIG
I wrote this comment while running 9.3 seconds the 100m track
killan001
In the future they may have chromosome doping, they will change the DNA of an athlete instead of or in conjunction with enhancing compounds. This will break the natural limits of human evolution.
Although, it seems testosterone levels in men have reached an all time low in history...we may have to settle for a 9.00s e-sports record.
KILLERMONK TR
thicc
SomeAssemblyRequired
This is a fantastic piece of journalism. Congrats!
Yoan Komba-kono
Nothing is impossible
EXO PRAGMA
Just wait.
The kids who's parents forced them to start sprinting at 2 years old will be here soon.
8.95
Great video Usher.
Delicious DeBlair
I used to do the 10 meter and I was the fastest person in my school [I was in 5th grade beating out seniors], but, at the age of 12 I got pneumonia and almost died, so that ended my track aspirations. I have tried sprinting just out of curiosity since then, and the last time I did, I mildly pulled the muscle and hamstring in my right leg, so now I'm a little afraid to even play around at it. Once you lose it, its pretty much over with, at least for anything beyond a hobby, you probably won't ever get it back, at least most people won't. I am sure there are rare and devoted individuals who can recover a lot, and maybe recover completely, but I have never heard of any in the running division of track and field.
lasentinal
I have often thought that they should maybe start human races like horse races. With a gate that opens. Then there would not be any false starts.
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