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Cheetah breaks running speed record

Posted on Friday, 3 August, 2012 | Comment icon 18 comments | News tip by: BrianPotter


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A cheetah at Cincinnati Zoo was timed running 100m in 5.95 seconds at an astonishing speed of 61mph.

The blistering pace of the animal far exceeds the human world record holder, Usain Bolt, who ran 100m in 9.58 seconds in 2009. The cheetah was timed using radar on a USA Track and Field-certified course, the impressive performance is being hailed as the fastest timed 100m event of all time by any living thing on the planet.

"She's special. I always knew she could run under six seconds, but to see it happen like this is wonderful," said Cathryn Hilker who helped raise the cheetah, known as Sarah, since she was a cub.

"Sarah the cheetah has shattered the world record for the standing 100-meter dash, clocking a time of 5."

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Comment icon #9 Posted by Setton on 3 August, 2012, 18:40
only 30% faster than human. (50%) Sorry, the mathematician in me got annoyed Very impressive though.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Junior Chubb on 3 August, 2012, 23:08
I hope Sarah was tested for drugs, with her being a known cheetah. You git!!!!!!
Comment icon #11 Posted by Simbi Laveau on 4 August, 2012, 0:30
For anyone interested in cheetahs,I highly recommend this movie. It's a tear jerker,but the animal is incredible,and its not sappy.
Comment icon #12 Posted by csspwns on 4 August, 2012, 0:57
cheetahs have 4 legs humans have 2. cheetahs run to catch their food humans sit on the couch munching potato chips. i think tat explains why humans are inferior to cheetahs when it comes to speed
Comment icon #13 Posted by Ryegrog on 4 August, 2012, 1:43
Sara should replace Chester Cheetah as the icon for Cheetos. Instead of "Cheetos That Go Crunch", make it "Cheetos That Go Fast.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Lady Kasey on 4 August, 2012, 3:29
cheetahs have 4 legs humans have 2. cheetahs run to catch their food humans sit on the couch munching potato chips. i think tat explains why humans are inferior to cheetahs when it comes to speed I'm sure all of those athletes appreciate you calling them couch potatoes....
Comment icon #15 Posted by schizoid78 on 4 August, 2012, 11:19
In the cheetah doesn't even shoot herself enhancing drugs, impressive!
Comment icon #16 Posted by SameerPrehistorica on 4 August, 2012, 12:57
That is amazing..
Comment icon #17 Posted by goodgodno on 12 August, 2012, 23:27
Colour me unsurprised... a cheetah faster than a man. Who knew?
Comment icon #18 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf on 12 August, 2012, 23:50
The previous holder of this record was a male cheetah called Nyana-Spier. Before His death Nyana-Spier lived at the Cheetah Outreach Project then based at the Spier Wine Estate, Stellenbosch near Cape Town. In 2001 I visited South Africa and I went to the Cheetah Outreach Project. For a small fee you could enter a cage (with two keepers) and stroke a cheetah. I was lucky enough to get to stroke Nyana-Spier, the world's fastest land animal.


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