Nov. 14 - Kenichi Ito breaks his own record for sprinting on all fours over 100 meters, with a style of running based on the wiry Patas monkey of Africa. Tara Cleary reports.
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An Olympic event it's not -- but Kenichi Ito is trying to break the record he set for the hundred meters on all fours.
And Carlos Martinez from Guinness World Records makes it official.
SOUNDBITE: Carlos Martinez, Guinness World Records adjudicator, saying (English):
"Kenichi Ito has broken his own record in setting with a new mark of 16.87 seconds."
Ito created the four-legged running style after studying Africa's wiry Patas monkey.
He says his goal is to race against the world's top two-legged sprinters.
SOUNDBITE: Kenichi Ito, Guinness World Record holder for the fastest time running the 100 meters on all fours, saying (Japanese):
"Last year I got below 18 seconds, this year below 17 and next year it will be under 15. If I carry on at this rate and knock off a second every year, then by the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 I'll be able to run below the 10-second mark - it will be me getting the gold for sprinting!"
So step aside, Usain Bolt!
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