Fastest on All Four

In November, Tokyo’s Kenichi Ito, 29, beat his own Guinness World Record by a full second (down to 17.47 seconds) in the 100-meter dash — on all fours. Ito runs like a Patas monkey, which he’s long admired and which (along with his self-described monkey-like face) inspired him nine years ago to take up “four-legged” running. He had trouble only once: Training in the mountains, he was shot at by a hunter who mistook him for a wild boar.

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