Range: equivalent to 12.5 times the body weight kN
||Human Homo sapiens
||Wang JH, Mechanobiology of tendon, J Biomech. 2006 39(9):1563-82 DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2005.05.011 p.1564 right column top paragraphPubMed ID16000201
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||P.1564 right column top paragraph: "Forces generated in muscles are transmitted to bone through tendons, which makes joint and limb movement possible. To do this effectively, tendons must bear large forces. In humans, it has been estimated that the peak force transmitted through the Achilles tendon during running was 9 kN, which is equivalent to 12.5 times the body weight (primary sources)."