Event: 200m Race
July 30, 2012
- Over the next few weeks, until August 12, the world’s best Summer Olympic athletes will display their sporting skills. But non-humans could also ace many events. Cheetahs, for example, can run up to 70 miles an hour. The cheetah in this photo, chasing a Thompson’s gazelle in Tanzania, could very well have been going that speed.
In a nod to super-fast species, two cheetah cubs, a male and a female, at the Smithsonian's National Zoo will soon be named after the fastest American male and female in the Olympics 100-meter dash. The possible names for the female cub: Carmelita, Tianna and Allyson; for the male cub: Justin, Tyson and Ryan.
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