Can you race at maximum speed?

A K1 could quite possibly achieve a maximum speed (by GPS) of 22.5km/h, and could do about 21km/h very easily. Therefore If you could race 200m at the maximum speed it would take 32-33sec. This proves that it's not possible to race 200m even close to the maximum - even though almost everyone starts with full speed and try to maintain it as long as possible. There must be room for some research on this?

Topica raise by Heikki Ritvos - webmaster