An 8-year-old cheetah set a new world speed record for land mammals by sprinting 100 meters in 6.16 seconds last week. The cheetah, named Sarah, lives at the Cincinnati Zoo and set the record in her second attempt of the day. The previous record was 6.19 seconds.
Cheetahs are capable of reaching speeds of 70 miles per hour in short bursts. In comparison, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt holds the human world speed record of 9.58 seconds in the 100 meters.