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arsenal
06-14-2005, 02:32 PM
ehh so i was on ESPN and saw the 100 meter world record was broken with a 9.77 second run... so i decided (since this is the way i waste time at work) to figure out what that would be (roughly obviouly) in a 40 yard dash at the combines....

so 1 meter = 1.0936133 yards
so we'll use 100 meters = 109.36 yards

so he ran 109.36 yards in 9.77 seconds which is a ratio of.... approxomately .08934 seconds for each yard (or 11.19345 yards per second)

so thats a 40 yard dash time of... 3.57

woooow imagine that sprinting down the sidelines for a 40 yard bomb...

#84Fan4Life
06-14-2005, 02:40 PM
That is some crazy speed but I hope you did take into account that the guy has to accelerate up to speed from the start and thus his first 50 meters would be "much" slower than the last 50 meters would be. In other words nobody could ever run a 3.57 fourth yard dash off a dead cold start.

Philter25
06-14-2005, 02:52 PM
That is some crazy speed but I hope you did take into account that the guy has to accelerate up to speed from the start and thus his first 50 meters would be "much" slower than the last 50 meters would be. In other words nobody could ever run a 3.57 fourth yard dash off a dead cold start.

+1. Quoted for agreement and my thoughts exactly. His first 50 meters will be slower than his last 50 meters.

dolfan_101
06-14-2005, 03:04 PM
I am only 2.9 seconds away from that 100 record.

arsenal
06-14-2005, 03:45 PM
thanks guys but thats why i put in there, roughly obviously.... i know tihs isn't exact... if you wanna do it with his first 50 meters as 5.2 and his last 50 as 4.57... he still comes up with a 40 yard time of a 3.8...

basically my only point here is hes fast as ****, haha