Cheetah Breaks Speed Record

Sarah the cheetah has shattered the world record for the standing 100-meter dash, clocking a time of 5.95 seconds—making Olympian Usain Bolt’s world record of 9.58 seconds look positively stodgy by comparison. The 11-year-old cheetah was radar-timed at up to 61 miles (98 kilometers) an hour.

Sarah’s sprint is the fastest timed 100 meters ever run by anything on the planet.

Cheetahs are an endangered species, with an estimated population of between 9,000 and 12,000 remaining worldwide. Learn more here or here.

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  1. chanellontoc Says:

    Reblogged this on ChanelinHLBiology.

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