>> September 26, 2010
Many observers have been predicting that the Portuguese has a potential to run around 10.6s in the 100m. But some people have claimed he can do 10.5s. After that, they exaggerated the time to 10.3s and then lowered again to 10.2s. But those who don't know track and field or silly guys believe that he could run as fast as the fastest man on the planet, Usain Bolt. Yikes..!
However, a study conducted by Germans in 2009 found that Cristiano Ronaldo reaches an average speed of 33.6 kmh. They also indicated Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney and Arseanl’s Robin Van Persie had recorded 32.6kph and 32.1kph respectively, thus slower than Ronaldo.
Last time, in a training session I've recorded a 5.5s (FAT 5.74) on a flying 60m test, which could be translated to 0.9567s per 10 metres segments. Thus, my average speed in kilometer per hour (Kph) was about 37.63.
My fastest time over 100m at the time was 10.6s.
Usain Bolt, in the 2009 World Championship in Berlin recorded 9.58s and reached a top speed on the 60-70m segment with +- 0.805s, therefore 44.72kph.
How fast can Ronaldo run in the 100m?
Okay just a comparison, I was collecting data for a flying 40 meters among junior sprinters for my research entitled “dynamic VS static stretching…” in 2009. One of the sprinters has a PB of 11.17 in the 100m (but my project was held during off season) and he recorded a 4.29s (for dynamic stretching). This equates to about 33.57kph, exactly the same to Ronaldo’s average speed.
So, will Ronaldo run a 11.17 or 10.9 in the 100m?
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