theoretical speed limit

Okay, put on the old thinking caps. We fall out of airplanes at about 9.8 meters per second squared. Can we decipher some limit to our speed based on that information? In other words, can we run faster than we fall for a whole 100 meters? Could we run faster on the moon? Or would we be faster if the earth’s gravity were much greater?:help:

For the time being, we’ll have to do our racing on planet earth (though I suspect, from personal experience, that gravity HAS been increasing lately). As for theoretical limits- who knows. Every attempt to set limits in the past has been a fool’s errand, but there are some theoretical possibilities. Elsewhere, under windy conditions, a .80 10m segment has been recorded. Calculate an acceleration up to a speed of .80, as in the Dwain Chambers model and you should come up with something pretty wild!