Head to head: Mo Farah vs Usain Bolt
Who is faster and who can run the furthest, Mo Farah or Usain Bolt? We look at the stats to find out who is the speediest runner.
OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALS
4min 30s (estimate)
Usain Bolt is the fastest human in the world, but only up to 200m. His huge legs, packed with fast-twitch muscle fibres, allow explosive acceleration but they can’t sustain prolonged aerobic exertion, making them dead weights over longer distances. Usain Bolt has never actually run a mile, but most experts think he’d struggle to get a time under 4min 30s.
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