Humans accelerate pretty fast actually:
This adrenaline-packed video shows a top athlete going head-to-head with a fighter jet – with a very surprising result.
As the end of the race nears it seems like a close call but the sprinter just edges into the distance and pips the aircraft to the post.
It’s over 50 metres. For 100 the jet would win easily. And a human can beat a horse over short distances too (and also long, over 25 miles). Usually beat a car for 10 or 20 metres too.
We’re actually pretty zippy off the blocks.