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RE: What would the average man's 100m time be after a year of sprint training?

hobby sprinter wrote:
He said I got 11.96 ... I finished sixth (of 8) with a time of 12.53 and could have gotten fifth if I ran 0.01s faster. I wondered why I underperformed relative to my seed time before concluding that the difference between me reacting to the gun and my friend reacting to my first movement was more than half a second.

Yep, reaction time is terrible for new sprinters. It takes training just to get reaction time down to the 0.15 range. Also, this is why I never believe anyone's self-reported 100 speed.

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