Devin Hester and Chris Johnson will soon be racing a cheetah.
Yes, an actual cheetah.
According to USA Today, the Tennessee Titans running back and the Chicago Bears receiver will take place in a Nat Geo Wild special called, wait for it, Man Vs. Cheetah.
Geoff Daniels, executive vice president and general manager of Nat Geo Wild, said: “We loved the idea of a face-off like no other between supreme athletes and an alpha predator… This isn’t sports, it’s amazing science…. And we are thrilled that Johnson and Hester — two record-setting NFL pros — are helping to kick off this unprecedented experiment during our network’s biggest week of the year.”
Hester and Johnson will race the cheetah during Big Cat Week this fall.
Johnson said: “This is most incredible challenge I’ve ever faced. I wanted to go up against the fastest in the world and test myself, and this was it!”
So who won? Well, Johnson and Hester are two of the fastest players in the NFL. Johnson ran the 40-yard dash in 4.24 seconds, an NFL record, but that doesn’t mean that they will have a chance against a cheetah.
According to Wikipedia, a Cheetah can average 60 mph for longer distances and can hit speeds of 75 mph on short bursts. Oh, they can also accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than three seconds.
Usain Bolt, the fastest man on the planet, can’t even hit 30 mph.