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8-year-old beats Usain Bolt's 100m world record


Sarah the cheetah. Photo: Barcroft.

Usain Bolt may be the world’s fastest man, but Sarah outruns the superstar by three whole seconds. The cheetah, who is a resident at the Cincinnati zoo, recently set the world record for mammals when she clocked in at 6:13 seconds on a 100m tracked sprint. The 8-year-old has been living in captivity most of her life.

The run was arranged by Cincinnati’s Zoo Cat Ambassador program, hoping that the publicity will raise awareness of cheetahs, whose numbers in the wild are decreasing rapidly. Usain Bolt set a human 100m world record at the world championships in athletics in Berlin earlier this year when he clocked in at 9.58 seconds.