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08/26/2013 03:07 pm ET Updated Aug 26, 2013

Cheetah vs. Greyhound VIDEO Shows Animals Running In Super Slow Motion

No runner -- not even the fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt -- can beat a cheetah in a race. But this incredible new video from Earth Unplugged shows us that a greyhound, the world's fastest recorded canine, comes pretty close.

In the video, greyhounds Sooty and Sweep run alongside the “vampire bat mobile,” where a camera is recording in high definition. Head-on shots capture the dogs chasing a toy dragged behind the vehicle.

It's hard to miss the striking similarity between the cheetah and greyhound’s stride since both animals use a rotary gallop, and have streamlined bodies with flexible spines to lengthen their step.

So then, what exactly makes the cat beat the dog? Watch the video above to find out.

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