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Why It's Almost Impossible to Run 100 Meters In 9 Seconds

Usain Bolt is "the world's fastest man" with a world record of 9.58 seconds in the 100 meter sprint. Could runners go faster? WIRED's Robbie Gonzalez explores the science and upper limits of running speed.

Why It's Almost Impossible to Jump Higher Than 50 Inches

The vertical jump is an important measure of an athlete's explosive power. Who jumps the highest and what's the limit? WIRED's Robbie Gonzalez jumps in to examine the physics and physicality of maximum jumping ability.

Why It's Almost Impossible to Ride a Bike 60 Kilometers in One Hour

The hour record for cycling involves a rider further than anyone else for one hour. WIRED's Robbie Gonzalez explores the physical power and endurance required to ride as far as possible for 60 minutes. He also tests the equipment and track choices that can be critical for breaking the world record.


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