Could You Outrun A Tyrannosaurus Rex?


The short answer is, no. But it’s not by much. It turns out that the T-rex is slower than you may think.

But even a “slow” dinosaur is still mighty fast.

According to a study by paleontologists at the University of Manchester, T-rex speeds likely topped out in the range of about 20 miles per hour. To put that into context: The fastest human of all-time, Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt, can run 28 miles per hour. But that’s for a very short distance.

So there you have it. Chances are that the T. rex would even outrun the fastest man of all-time.

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12 Responses to “Could You Outrun A Tyrannosaurus Rex?”

  1. Benner
    May 22, 2013 at 6:42 pm #

    Wow in the movies I watch show the human faster.

  2. Hungry
    May 31, 2013 at 10:20 pm #

    Well duh, adrenalines pumping

  3. buddy
    June 1, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

    Wow thats amazing! I thought humans were faster.

  4. me
    June 6, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

    T rex is awesome!!!!

  5. rexh17
    June 24, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    there right i just know that do not ask me how

  6. The Doctor
    July 21, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    I’ve outrun them before, so I don’t know what they’re talking about… but I’m not human. IM TIMELORD. I was still in my TARDIS, so I guess that’s cheating.

    • Anonymous
      July 22, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

      Lololol rotfl rotfl

    • Wise Guy & What? & Name Checker
      July 29, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

      Wise Guy: No, you aren’t. Well, who is TIMELORD anyways?( What: Yeah, who is TIMELORD???) Well, whoever he is, YOU ARE NOT TIMELORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      What: He cannot be TIMELORD, because…
      Wise Guy: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS TIMELORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Name Checker: Let me check my dictionaries… not in that one… not that one ether… not in this one… I can’t find it.
      Let’s wait ’till he replies back.

      • Dalek Kan
        October 18, 2013 at 11:44 pm #

        How do not you what a timelord is!!!

      • cyberman & telescopeguy
        December 11, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

        cyberman: I agree with Dalek Kan(surprisingly)
        telescopeguy: Yeah! Timelords only like the most powerful beings in the universe
        cyberman: DELETE!
        telescopeguy: Not now, cyberman, not now.

  7. thedinoman
    October 22, 2013 at 7:55 pm #

    It’s funny how everyone thinks raptors are the fastest, but no, it’s puny COMPY! And what’s more is that their tied with the DILOPHOSAUR! And also, it’s scary that most meat-eaters could out-run you. Quoting a dilophosaurus from JP, “AAAAHHHHHHHH!”

  8. T-rex
    November 2, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

    Beware everyone I shall eat you and your stuff when you least expect!!! Mwha ha ha ha!!!!

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