Who’s Faster, Olympian Usain Bolt or a Cheetah?

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The world is a buzz with the Olympics and world record holder Usain Bolt. While Usain Bolt might be the fastest human, he doesn’t hold a candle to Sarah, an 11-year-old cheetah living at the Cincinnati Zoo. She broke the running record in July, making her the world’s fastest mammal!

To put her speed into perspective, Usain Bold ran the 100metre dash in 9.63 seconds while Sarah ran it in 5.95 seconds. She reached a speed of just under 100km/h. Now that’s one fast cat!

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http://cincinnatizoo.org/blog/2012/08/01/cincinnati-zoo-cheetah-sets-new-world-speed-record/

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