CINCINNATI, OH -- Olympians aren't the only ones setting world records.
An 11-year old cheetah at the Cincinnati Zoo has become the worlds fastest land mammal, running the 100-meter dash in 5.95 seconds.
Usain Bolt of Jamaica, whose fastest time for the same distance is 9.58 seconds.
Sarahs top speed was clocked at 61 mph.
Cameras captured the record-breaking run on Sarahs first attempt as she chased a fluffy dog toy lure on a specially designed course certified by the Road Running Technical Council of USA Track & Field.
The documentation of the run was part of the National Geographics Big Cats Initiative, a long-term effort to halt the decline of big cats in the wild through assessment efforts, on-the-ground conservation projects, education, economic incentive programs and a global public-awareness campaign.
Cheetah Shatters Land Speed Record -- Beating Usain Bolt by Seconds
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