This article explores the time it takes for a human to walk 100 metres – about 110 seconds. Potential future applications for this information is thinking about how long it will take us to cross a busy street when there’s not enough space for pedestrians.
What is a metre?
A metre (m) is the SI unit of length and is equivalent to about 39.37 inches. It is often used to measure the distance between two points, such as the length of a room or the height of a building.
How many metres are there in 100?
There are 100 metres in a football field, which is the standard length of a football pitch. There are also 100 metres in an Olympic-sized swimming pool. There are 100 metres in a100-metre sprint race.
How long does it take to walk 100 metres?
Assuming an average adult walking speed of 3mph, it would take approximately 33 seconds to walk 100 metres. This time could be reduced if the individual was walking at a faster pace, or increased if they were walking more slowly. If someone was sprinting, they could potentially cover 100 metres in under 10 seconds. However, if someone was walking very slowly or had to stop frequently, it could take over a minute to walk this distance.