# Can the Flash run fast enough to escape a black hole?

In this question, the answer explores the calculated and proposed speeds that the flash can run/jog at.

In this question, it was determined the Flash could run faster than the speed of light. To me these beg a single question.

Can the Flash run fast enough to escape a black hole?

EDIT: Assume the black hole is "sucking" a massive asteroid belt, and the flash is "running and jumping" from asteroid to asteroid.

EDIT2: I found a link here where it is mentioned the Flash can step on single molecules. Even without the asteroids, let's assume this is true (as there's things flying into the black hole for him to "step?" on). This may not be canon, but it's been seen by multiple people, so maybe there is canon somewhere?

• Shouldn't that depend on the distance to the black hole? – Bardo Feb 17 '16 at 17:06
• Superman can fly fast enough -- scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/80794/… Flash has two problems, I guess: (i) he needs some kind of surface to run on -- which you have now addressed in your question --, (ii) tidal forces. - math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physics/Relativity/BlackHoles/… – David Banner Feb 17 '16 at 17:44
• If this has or were to come up in the comics, the answer is, whatever the writers decide. As a thought exercise, it breaks down with the impossibility of The Flash's powers. – Politank-Z Feb 17 '16 at 17:46
• m.reddit.com/r/whowouldwin/comments/3cnhsk/… If you're asking, from a physics standpoint, could he run fast enough to escape a black hole's event horizon, assuming somehow he could actually run as fast as depicted in comics, the answer is "no", but from an in comics universe standpoint, "probably yes." – Kai Feb 17 '16 at 17:51
• @Kai I understand the Physics standpoint about there being no "out" of a black hole, but if you've read some of the Pre-Crisis Superman (like in the link in the comment above, it says that Superman literally breaks time and space, and therefore there would be an "out" to the black hole, albeit a "out of reality/space/time/time space continuum" thing. – Anoplexian - Reinstate Monica Feb 17 '16 at 17:55