Question
(a) What is the power output in watts and horsepower of a 70.0-kg sprinter who accelerates from rest to 10.0 m/s in 3.00 s? (b) Considering the amount of power generated, do you think a well-trained athlete could do this repetitively for long periods of time?

a) $1170 \textrm{ W}$, $1.56 \textrm{ hp}$

b) Probably not, since a human is much less powerful than a horse.

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