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?

strong breeze
gale
storm
tornado
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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flagFrance
70%
10%
6%
12%
47
flagNorway
52%
11%
29%
5%
17
flagGermany
50%
17%
10%
22%
99
flagSpain
50%
30%
0%
20%
10
flagthe United Kingdom
45%
24%
10%
19%
162
flagSweden
45%
9%
27%
18%
11
flagthe Netherlands
44%
13%
6%
34%
29
flagthe United States
41%
30%
11%
15%
163
flagItaly
41%
23%
5%
29%
17
flagPoland
40%
29%
8%
21%
5661
flagUkraine
40%
30%
20%
10%
10
flagRepublic of Ireland
38%
23%
11%
23%
26
flagUnknown
29%
40%
15%
14%
578
flagIndia
22%
28%
24%
22%
53

Gender

men38%
women37%
strong breeze
38%
37%
gale
33%
30%
storm
9%
9%
tornado
18%
22%

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