Six Million Dollar Man running speeds

MichaelW2

Veteran
Scientists at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee are developing a mechanism to help runners go much faster.
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2238609-spring-powered-shoes-could-help-us-run-more-than-50-per-cent-faster/

They estimate that Usain Bolt could reach speeds of 50mph, approaching the speeds achieved by Astronaut Steve Austin in the 1970's

View: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ueOKdYj6guI


The system of springs ensures that leg action continues to power forward motion even when not in contact with the ground and achieves bicycle like efficiency without the need for a shiny new bicycle.
 

classic33

Legendary Member
What'll it cost?
 

MontyVeda

a short-tempered ill-controlled small-minded troll
i understand that certain springy running shoes are already banned... so this newfangled version of the same thing is unlikely to be allowed in proper competitive events.
 
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