Usain Bolt could be described as 'running as fast as the wind' during the 100m race. But what kind of wind blows at such speed?

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Top speed of Usain during setting up the 2009 100m world record was 12.3 m/s. This cor­re­sponds to the 6 on the Beaufort scale. During such wind con­di­tion­s, large branches are in motion and whistling is heard in overhead wires.

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flagGermany
56%
16%
7%
20%
55
flagItaly
46%
20%
6%
26%
15
flagNorway
45%
9%
45%
0%
11
flagthe Netherlands
43%
6%
0%
50%
16
flagPoland
42%
27%
7%
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flagthe United Kingdom
42%
25%
9%
21%
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flagFrance
42%
14%
7%
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14
flagthe United States
41%
30%
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flagUkraine
40%
30%
20%
10%
10
flagRepublic of Ireland
35%
25%
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20
flagIndia
24%
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22%
20%
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men45%
women39%
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9%
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