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  • Cheetah snatches Usain's Wig.....

    No, not a steroid post. Sarah the Cheetah from the Cincinnati Zoo set a land-speed record of 61mph, stopping the clock in 5.95s for 100m.

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... -olympics/

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    Re: Cheetah snatches Usain's Wig.....

    Very impressive performance; I doubt that the cheetah would win the Olympics, though, because of the risk of false start and/or lane violation.

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      Re: Cheetah snatches Usain's Wig.....

      I was there for Sarah's 2009 record run, and lets just say the timing protocol is less than exacting. They do have a professional handling the finish, but the clock starts - by hand - when the cat jumps out of the back of a van and touches ground. At the time I offered the use of my SpeedTrap eyebeam system for the start, but they declined, preferring instead the exacting standards of a hand-start. So take it for what it's worth.

      The 2009 thread

      viewtopic.php?f=8&t=37491&hilit=cheetah
      There are no strings on me

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        Re: Cheetah snatches Usain's Wig.....

        Such a letdown to watch mere humans run. Wait til the greater apes take up the shot and discus.

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          Re: Cheetah snatches Usain's Wig.....

          Originally posted by guru
          I was there for Sarah's 2009 record run, and lets just say the timing protocol is less than exacting.
          So, along the lines of Rieti, you're suggesting?

          On a more serious note, at least the course is legal. As the article states: "On a USATF-certified course established by the Cincinnati Zoo, ..."

          Question, though: was gh calling the race?

          Originally posted by j-a-m
          Very impressive performance; I doubt that the cheetah would win the Olympics, though, because of the risk of false start and/or lane violation.
          Or eating her opponents.

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            Re: Cheetah snatches Usain's Wig.....

            Originally posted by JRM
            Or eating her opponents.
            At least that sort of DQ would put the current badminton "scandal" into perspective...
            (edit: fixed typo)

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              Re: Cheetah snatches Usain's Wig.....

              Originally posted by JRM
              On a more serious note, at least the course is legal. As the article states: "On a USATF-certified course established by the Cincinnati Zoo, ..."

              A close friend of mine did the certification, so I'm sure it's legit - assuming they parked the van in the right place lol.

              I have 2009 race on my blackberry - let me see if I can pull it out and post it.
              There are no strings on me

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              • #8
                Re: Cheetah snatches Usain's Wig.....

                And they say cheetahs never prosper...

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                  Re: Cheetah snatches Usain's Wig.....

                  I hear she indeed tested positive for Clenbuterol. Her lawyers are claiming she ate some tainted human.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Cheetah snatches Usain's Wig.....

                    Originally posted by guru
                    assuming they parked the van in the right place lol.
                    Come to think of it, this could be a solution to the one-false-start dilemma...

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                      Re: Cheetah snatches Usain's Wig.....

                      '09 video. Excuse the graininess. Van door opens for release about 1:00 in.

                      http://tinypic.com/player.php?v=2pq3tb8&s=6
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                      • #12
                        Re: Cheetah snatches Usain's Wig.....

                        This guy might have something to say about the cheetah's record...

                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nG6Xx3VvLik

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                          Re: Cheetah snatches Usain's Wig.....

                          She used four legs. That's cheeting!!!

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                            Re: Cheetah snatches Usain's Wig.....

                            Originally posted by guru
                            '09 video. Excuse the graininess. Van door opens for release about 1:00 in.

                            http://tinypic.com/player.php?v=2pq3tb8&s=6
                            That grass field is totally downhill! A phony world record!

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                              Re: Cheetah snatches Usain's Wig.....

                              Video of the new record run.

                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... NjUOK8sJWs

                              And they are still using downhill grass field!

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