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How much force is involved with running?



The amount of force involved in running can vary depending on several factors, such as the speed at which a person is running, their weight, and the surface they are running on. In general, the faster a person is running, the more force they will need to generate in order to maintain their speed. Similarly, a heavier person will need to generate more force to overcome the pull of gravity than a lighter person. The surface a person is running on can also affect the amount of force needed, with a softer surface requiring less force than a harder surface.

In terms of numbers, for an average adult human, running at about 12 Km/h it is estimated to generate about 2-3 times their body weight in force with each step, as they hit the ground. And as the speed increases and more force is needed to maintain it, the number increases proportionally.

It's important to note that these are rough estimates and the actual force can vary depending on various factors such as the runner's form, running surface and so on

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