07/24/2012 08:33 am ET Updated Jul 24, 2012

8 Animals Who Could Beat Summer Olympic Record Holders

By Linda Lombardi for Vetstreet.com

The London 2012 Summer Olympic Games start this Friday — when some of the top athletes from around the world will go head to head for the coveted gold medal.

At Vetstreet, we know that animals are also capable of some amazing physical feats, so we decided to look at critters who could easily compete against current human record holders in eight popular events.

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