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USAIN BOLT=INSANE

by Brian P. Foley, The College Baseball Blog

Unless you've been living in a hut in Kenya, much like Barack Obama's brother, you know that Usain Bolt obliterated the world records in the 100 and 200 m dashes, with times of 9.69 and 19.32 respectively. I was no math major at UNH, but let's put these numbers in perspective:

Doing a little metric conversion, we find that 1 mile is equal to 1609 meters. That means if Bolt kept the same pace over a full mile, he would finish it in just under 2 minutes and 36 seconds. Since that mean's it takes him 156 seconds to run one mile, we just figured out how many miles he could do in an hour at the same rate. For his 100m time of 9.69, this averages out to 23.07 MPH. Seriously, this is absolutely insane that a human being can average 23.07 MPH for 100 meters. As he was crossing the finish line, Bolt decided to look for his competitors which were left in the dust.

Just for your knowledge Bolt ran the 200 meter race at a faster clip then the 100 meter race. He ended up averaging a MPH of 23.15 MPH in the 200 meter race according to my calculations. Not too shabby.

Do you see these numbers Scott Pioli? I think Tom Brady needs a new Wide Receiver to play the other flanker position and Mr. Bolt is a great option. He even has a great wingspan which was seen as he was crossing the finish line. The next project for me will be to measure Bolt's wingspan.

24 comment(s):

otis said...

right. sign him to the Pats, great idea. let him take one de-cleating hit from an NFL safety while going across the middle and his showboating ass would fold up like a lawn chair.

Anonymous said...

Brian - you just cant accept the fact the Amercans lagged in the 100 m and 200 m finals. I think you are living in a hut called America and cant accept that God keeps blessing the entire world not just America. Take it easy and dont post such baseless nonsenical articles.

DAS said...

Considering he started at 0 MPH, his TOP speed would be higher than the AVERAGE speed. Don't know how to calculate that w/out a radar gun, unless there's a 2nd half split time or something. That'd be more accurate.

Brian P. Foley said...

Still an Insane number to average that speed.

Anonymous said...

Just stop hating!! USA did not win,you cant win them all but at least be a gracious looser. Contrary to what you may think other people and countries do lots of things better than the USA. There is nothing wrong with American athletes celebrating so why find fault with the Jamaicans? He is not on drugs like many of the American athletes have been, the playing feild is now level. Bolt to the world!!!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous - you are wrong. God loves America just a little bit more than all the other countries, albeit some more than others. Also, America does all things better than the other countries, mostly because God loves us more. Where are you getting your info from, Arabia? Please.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous (4:10pm)
From one American to another you are full of shit you cock sucking bastard.

Anonymous said...

Wow - I really thought the sarcasm was thick enough there, guess not. The poster on my usual sports blog are much more receptive.

Anonymous said...

Come on idiot America is blessed so that other people from other places can reap all that benefit,reap you all hard work and settle in and take what you all have like you took from the Indians. By the way Bolt is The Man, he is top of top the real mckoy and guess what you cant do nothing bout that but hate. NO one can deny that Jamaica is the sprint capital of the world, has always been and will always be. NFL is rubbish, all they do is over pay alot of buffed up assholes to look at each others' butt. And know this jamaicans will beat you idiots down any time, stand in front of Jamaicans and talk too much and we knock your teeth out. Stop dissing Bolt let him and other Jamaican athletes shine ITS OUR TIME!!!!!

Anonymous said...

i think u american are just a set haters ,your drugs house finally got busted so your athletes cannot perform, jamaica is just reaping what for years america haved robbed us. leave bolt alone let him celebrate if it us america it would be alright and u atto bolden is a fucking sell out!

Faizal Arabi said...

Don't hate the player, hate the game!!!

Faizal Arabi said...

Don't hate the player, hate the game!!!

Faizal Arabi said...

Don't hate the player, hate the game!!!

Anonymous said...

apparently Bolt reaches a top speed of about 30mph when he sprints

Angel Brown said...

He actually ran the race in 19.30s (The 200m). I don't know how this affects the calculations stated in the main article *-) mmmmh

Anonymous said...

Why is it so difficult for some of you to lose gracefully? America is no more blessed than other countries. Your so called wealth is based on more ready access to credit cards. I am proud of my fellow Jamaicans; they trained hard, and are now reaping the rewards of all that hard work. By the way it took another Jamaican in Sanya Richards to give the US a come from behind win in the 4X100m relay. The playing field has now been leveled since for the most part this Olympics was rid of the drug cheats; Jamaica now receives gold instead of the silver that we have been getting for yrs behind the US in the OLympics.

World of Isaac said...

#1. Learn something about economics before you talk about "supposed wealth"

#2. While Usain Bolt is a great champion, I would not be surprised in the least bit if somehow down the line he tested positive for Performance Enhancing Drugs....That's what track athletes do. Nobody is immune, especially the Jamaicans Mon

The Prophet said...

First of all, Anonymous, if you're so proud of your country post your name. And no one from a country that is essentially a slum by the ocean and whose #1 industry is selling and/or glamorizing pot smoking--which ranks neck and neck with robbing tourists--is really in a position to crack back on any other country's economic base.

Anonymous said...

THE OLYMPICS IS THE BEST AND MOST LOVED GAMES IN THE WORLD. WHEN IT'S ALL OVER EVERYONE IS HAPPY EXCEPT SOME AMERICANS WHO THINK THAT THEY CAN TAKE GOLD MEDALS JUST AS HOW AMERICANS TAKE OIL FROM SOME EASTERN COUNTRIES. THE OLYMPICS IS NOW FAIR COMPETITION NOT ILLEGAL INVASIONS. TAKE YOUR LOSSES GRACEFULLY YOU MORONS

World of Isaac said...

Didn't you just send me an email this morning telling me you were the son of a rich Ugandan Prime Minister that was very sick and wanted to give me money before you died.

Because your English sounds extremely familiar

Dianne said...

Simply stated many of your comments are vacuous. Blatant idiots!!!!!

Tracer Bullet said...

God does so love us best. That's why he gave us Jamaica for our vacations. We'll bomb the fuck out of anybody who says different.

Anonymous said...

Americans are simply genetically and morally superior to non-Americans. Other countries are good for nothing. ALl that has any worth is in America, the greatest country in the world. America is the shinning light of the world, a superior nation that will one day rule the world.

ALL americans are in support of this ideal. America dominates sports just like we dominate the world. We rule, other countries suck as our slaves. Soccer sucks also. REAL American football rules.

God bless America.

Bali said...

@ Brian P. Foley,

Dude.Come on! Your calculations as based on final data and an assumption that is totally incorrect.

9.69sec for the 100 m dash.
Less than 9.69sec for each 100mts in the 200m run. This is because Usian didn't have to start from 0kmph when he ran the second half of the 200m run. Therefore his average is higher.

But can he continue for a kilometer like this? Of course not! He's human. Lactic acid will start spreading and he'll tire.

Biology mate.
Get out of sci-fi world.
A calculator in your hand doesn't make you smart.

But I appreciate your blogging effort.

Take Care.
God loves America. So why do you have nuclear warheads? :S
And sorry child. There ain't no god.


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