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Usain Bolt not the world's fastest land mammal

Usain Bolt may be the fastest man on the planet but the Jamaican sprinter has got a long way to go if he ever wants to catch up with Sarah the cheetah. The eight-year-old feline has officially became the world’s fastest recorded land mammal after breaking the world record not once, but twice.

Scientists at Cincinnati Zoo, Ohio, used a specially designed course at their cheetah breeding facility to measure how fast Sarah could run over a 100m course. While the habitual record-breaker Bolt recently ran once more into the record books by sprinting 100m in 9.58 seconds, Sarah managed to cover the same distance in 6.16 seconds on the first attempt and shaved it down to 6.13 the second time around….Read More

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