A stray dog joined a 100-meter foot race in Yinchuan City, China, and came in second. Since the dog was not in place at the starting blocks and since the video available doesn’t show exactly when the dog joined the race, it is difficult to say if this was a fair second place.
Runners in a 100-meter race in China were surprised when a stray dog joined the competition — and nearly came in first.
A video filmed Thursday at the Beifang University of Nationalities in Yinchuan City, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, shows a white dog joining the human runners in the 100-meter event.
The video shows the canine finish second.
Witnesses said the dog is a stray that has been known to locals for more than four years.
Kudos to these athletes for continuing to race seriously in spite of the last minute surprise dog contestant and to the dog for helping to motivate the slower humans.
Would the fastest human beat the fastest dog in a fair 100-meter race?
In a word, yes. A greyhound dog, a breed which is the second fastest known land animal at acceleration behind the cheetah, would beat the fastest human at both the 100 and 200 meter events according to race data.
Usain Bolt holds the world record for the 100-meter race at 9.58 seconds. A Greyhound has been measured doing that same distance in 5.02 seconds. Usain Bolt also holds the world record for the 200-meter race at 19.19 seconds, as compared to the Greyhound who requires only 10.35 seconds cover the distance. Source: PsychologyToday.