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04/09/2003

Question:

A 30 year old woman with 63kg and 5ft7"could run after 13 year old boy of 4ft11"and 35kg and catch him in 5 minutes time(running in straight line).My doubt is being heavier than the boy,how could the woman run faster.the woman had no training in athletics and boy had no health issues.what is the inference if instead of 5 minutes the women had caught the boy in about only 10 minutes?

Answer:

Could you be more specific about what you are asking. You did not mention the total distance traveled. However, the woman does have twice the stride length as the boy due to her height. 

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Response by:

Carolyn   Nickol, RD, MEd Carolyn Nickol, RD, MEd
Director
Fitness Center at CARE\Crawley
University of Cincinnati