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Why humans can’t run as fast as cheetahs (and the bio-engineering it would require)

Why is it that cheetahs can run so fast – up to 70mph? And how can humans get to be that fast?

In this fascinating look at the way form determines function, cheetah biologist Adrienne Crosier and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Chris Raynor explain why cheetahs are so fleet-footed in comparison to humans, and the supreme makeover that would be required if we hoped to rival the big cat’s speed.

View the original video here.

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