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Mindblowing simulation shows what would happen in race between Usain Bolt and world's fastest dog

Mindblowing simulation shows what would happen in race between Usain Bolt and world's fastest dog

Let's see who would be quicker over 100m

A simulation has emerged showcasing the gulf between the fastest man ever, Usain Bolt, and the fastest dog in the world.

The Jamaican sprinter is now retired, but in his prime, Usain Bolt was a stone-cold killer on the track, setting records upon records - who could forget his iconic world record 100m sprint in 2009 that took a blistering 9.58 seconds, or his 200m world record of 19.19 seconds? Yes, both still stand today.

The eight-time Olympic gold medalist hung his running shoes up in 2017, but some think that his records will never be broken.

Nobody has really threatened to take Bolt's records off him, with the likes of fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake and American sprinters Tyson Gay and Noah Lyles coming slightly close.

Still the fastest human on the planet, there is nobody that can really be compared to Bolt, though this has opened up a new avenue for fans on social media.

People have began to wonder how the sprinter would do against members of the animal kingdom, with the above video showcasing how it would probably go if he lined up next to a cheetah, the fastest land animal on the planet.

Spoiler - the cheetah wins.

But a new computer-generated simulation has revealed how Bolt would fare against a greyhound, known as the fastest breed of dog in the world.

The fastest man vs the fastest dog, who wins? (YouTube/MotionAthlete)
The fastest man vs the fastest dog, who wins? (YouTube/MotionAthlete)

It turns out, that thanks to their powerful legs (and having four of them), as well as their flexible spine, deep chest and slim build, greyhounds can reach race speeds up to 40mph.

If we compare this to Usain Bolt's peak, his average speed in his world record-breaking 100m sprint in 2009, it is almost double what the sprinting legend achieved.

He still managed an astonishing speed of 23.35mph, a speed most people can only dream of coming close to.

Uploaded to YouTube on the MotionAthlete channel, the simulation shows how badly the 37-year-old would be beaten.

In a simple 100m race, the greyhound crosses the line in just 5.80 seconds, under four seconds ahead of the legendary athlete.

The Jamaican is still the best to ever do it. (VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)
The Jamaican is still the best to ever do it. (VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

They then give Bolt a huge head start, after which the greyhound still manages to make the ground up and wins the race by a hair.

Bolt has previously been asked by World Athletics Inside Track about which of his records would be the first to fall.

He replied: "I think the 100m's going to be harder (to break) because it's quicker, and if you make a mistake during the race you're not going to get it.

"It's a lot more technical so I think maybe the 100m's going to go last."

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/MotionAthlete

Topics: Sport, Animals, Technology