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In regards to wind resistance, it is negligible at running speeds in comparison to its value as air conditioning. The reason bicyclists can cycle for much longer than runners can run is from the much better cooling obtained from greater wind resistance! The increased drag is of course more than made up for by the vastly greater efficiency of cycling.
The horizontal component of running is believed to be fairly negligible for humans. Some research suggests that the limit isn't strength related at all, but design --- in particular, based solely on power, humans could theoretically run up to almost 40 mph. The issue is two fold: first, our limbs are actually too heavy, for big strength (e.g. climbing in ...
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