The Galloping Kenichi:

What I admire most about the Japanese is their ingenuity. Who else would have thought of competitive racing on all fours. The first time I saw a video of Kinichi running on all fours he was solo. Now Kinichi has a field, so the popularity in this event must be growing.

While the bipedal 100-meter dash receives far more attention than this quadruple version, Kenichi Ito shaving nearly a second off his previous World Record is an impressive feat. For comparison, here’s Usain Bolts 9.58 seconds versus Kenichi’s 16.87 seconds. Kenichi’s inspiration, The African Patas monkey would leave both at athletes in the dust, clocking in at approximately 6.4 seconds in a hypothetical 100-meter run-off.

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A Catholic family man and scientist who finds solace in little joys and adventures. Turning to comedy, inspiring stories and music to lift spirits along the rugged road.

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