An image purportedly showing a cheetah calmly sitting at the starting gate as greyhounds embark on a race as is often shared on social media as a real photograph of a canine speed competition. The image doesn’t depict a genuine event, however; it was crafted in 2000 as part of an advertising campaign for the Audi S4 Quattro automobile.
The Romford Stadium the cheetahs took part In three tests. They ran against dogs; they attacked a track record (355 yards); and two cheetahs raced, one against the other, over hurdles. In the first trial a cheetah covered 265 yards in 15.86sec, compared with the 16.01sec. taken by the best dog.
A wild cheetah can reach speeds of 65 miles per hour, while greyhound top out around 40 miles per hour.