Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt, the fastest man on Earth! Image via Twitter @usainbolt

WATCH: Could Usain Bolt beat the world’s fastest dog?

Stunning simulation reveals the speed difference between Usain Bolt and the world’s fastest dog, the greyhound. Watch the race unfold!

Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt, the fastest man on Earth! Image via Twitter @usainbolt

Usain Bolt, the eight-time Olympic gold medalist, may have retired from athletics in 2017, but his world records in the 100 metres and 200 metres still stand strong.

The Jamaican sprinter broke the 100m world record in 2009, clocking an astonishing time of 9.58 seconds during the World Championships in Berlin.

He also set a new 200m world record that year with a time of 19.19 seconds. Despite the efforts of top sprinters like Yohan Blake, Tyson Gay, and Noah Lyles, Bolt’s records remain unbeaten 15 years later.

Bolt’s Speed Compared to the Fastest Dog Breed

As the fastest human on the planet, there is no one to compare Bolt to within our species. This has led to curiosity about how he would fare against the animal kingdom’s speedsters.

A recent computer-generated simulation has pitted Bolt against a greyhound, the fastest breed of dog in the world. Greyhounds, with their long, powerful legs, deep chest, flexible spine, and slim build, can reach average race speeds exceeding 64 kilometres per hour (40 mph). In comparison, during his world record-breaking 100m effort in 2009, Bolt averaged a speed of 37.58 km/h (23.35mph).

The Stunning Simulation Results

The simulation, uploaded to YouTube by MotionAthlete, reveals the vast difference in speed between Bolt and the greyhound. In a straight one-on-one 100m race, the greyhound crosses the finish line in just 5.80 seconds, nearly four seconds ahead of Bolt.

Even when given a substantial head start, the greyhound manages to catch up and beat Bolt to the finish line. This simulation showcases the incredible speed and agility of greyhounds, highlighting their superiority in short-distance races.

Bolt’s Legacy and the Future of His Records

When asked by World Athletics Inside Track which of his records will be the first to fall, Bolt responded, “I think the 100m’s going to be harder [to break] because it’s quicker, and if you make a mistake during the race you’re not going to get it.

It’s a lot more technical so I think maybe the 100m’s going to go last.” Bolt’s confidence in his records’ longevity is a testament to his unparalleled achievements in the world of athletics.

The simulation comparing Usain Bolt’s speed to that of a greyhound serves as a fascinating reminder of the incredible abilities found within the animal kingdom. While Bolt’s records may remain unchallenged by his fellow humans for years to come, it is clear that he would face stiff competition from the world’s fastest dog breed.