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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Source: National Geographic
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