News – How does a cheetah run so fast?

The Secret to Cheetahs’ Speedy Stride Found

Cheetahs and greyhounds have very similar running styles, but somehow the big cats leave their doggy rivals in the dust. Their secret: Cheetahs “switch gears” while running, striding more frequently at higher speeds, new research finds.

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Click here to see a photo gallery of the fastest animals on land.

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