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
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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
69%
11%
4%
13%
43
flagGermany
50%
16%
8%
24%
78
flagthe Netherlands
47%
9%
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42%
21
flagNorway
45%
9%
45%
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11
flagthe United Kingdom
44%
25%
10%
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flagItaly
43%
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6%
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flagPoland
42%
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flagthe United States
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flagUkraine
40%
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10
flagRepublic of Ireland
37%
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flagUnknown
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11%
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flagIndia
24%
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22%
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women38%
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28%
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6%
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