Friday, February 20, 2015

Ten interesting facts about running you would love to read

  1. During a ten-mile run, the feet make about 15,000 strikes at a force of three to four times
    the body’s weight.
  2. Twenty-six bones, thirty-three joints, one-hundred-twelve ligaments, and a network of tendons, nerves, and blood vessels—all in the feet—have to work together when we run.
  3. During a 200-mile run, Dean Karnazes kept a food log. He consumed 28,000 calories in forty-six hours, seventeen minutes of running—he still lost five pounds!
  4. Nerve impulses travel to and from the brain at 170 miles per hour when we run.
  5. It takes 200 muscles to take a step.
  6. When we run the human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood thirty feet.
  7. 3 min 43.13 sec: The fastest recorded mile time for a human, ran by Hicham El Guerrouj of Morocco on July 7, 1999.
  8. 4 min 12.56 sec: The fastest recorded mile time for a female ran by Svetlana Masterkova of Russia on August 14, 1996. 
  9. The cheetah is considered the fastest land animal. It can achieve speeds upwards of seventy miles per hour.
  10. The garden snail is considered the slowest land animal with a speed of only .03 miles per hour.

Compiled from web.

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