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Safely Outrun a Bear

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Did you know that the average footspeed for an “in shape” runner with virtually no gear is estimated at 25 mph. If the surface was flat and smooth a person could out run a bear as long as they weaved in and out. Bears can run 40 mph in a straight line. Bears are not nimble enough to weave and bob. I would suggest making loud noises while running from the bear. I would not stick around and wait for the attack. I once was clocked running 28 mph but I was wearing a really light pair of running shoes and no socks. I assure you though that I would take my chances trying to out run the bear. In my age bracket I am still considered very fast. Yesterday I was clocked running 4 laps with an average speed of 23 mph.

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Written by Dan

November 20, 2010 at 4:35 pm

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  1. no way you could outrun a bear!

    Mark D

    November 22, 2010 at 9:06 pm


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