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
69%
11%
4%
13%
43
flagNorway
53%
13%
33%
0%
15
flagGermany
50%
17%
10%
22%
90
flagSpain
50%
30%
0%
20%
10
flagthe Netherlands
44%
12%
4%
40%
25
flagthe United Kingdom
43%
26%
10%
20%
150
flagItaly
43%
18%
6%
31%
16
flagthe United States
41%
30%
11%
16%
159
flagRepublic of Ireland
40%
20%
12%
24%
25
flagUkraine
40%
30%
20%
10%
10
flagPoland
39%
29%
8%
21%
5098
flagUnknown
29%
40%
15%
14%
513
flagIndia
24%
30%
22%
22%
50

Gender

men38%
women36%
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38%
36%
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33%
30%
storm
9%
9%
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18%
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