Human running speeds top out near 28 mph, if the record-breaking feats of Jamaican speed demon Usain Bolt prove anything. But scientists say that the biological limits of human running could theoretically reach 35 or even 40 mph.
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Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt set the record Sunday for the 100-meter dash at 9.58 seconds. But Southern Methodist University's professor Peter Weyand, who specializes in the biomechanics of running, says runners still haven't come close to approaching human speed potential.