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No 3. The greyhound
Around the Academy:

Sport Academy reveals how Maurice Greene would rate against the animals
Greyhound pushes all the way and settles for bronze
Top speed 45 mph

They would struggle against the high-flying cat sprinters, but humans wouldn't even come close to this athletic beast.

They are the fastest dog on the planet and also score highly for historical reasons.

They have often been seen mixing it with British noblemen and women.

Number 3 - the greyhound
Happy to follow rabbits for a living

Certainly top marks for the poshest bark in town.

Its body suggests nothing but elegance and speed with its narrow head and muscular legs.

And although not everybody's favourite, there's no doubting its prowess on the track.



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Greyhound facts
100m PB: 4.97secs
Lives: Common across the globe and often bred for racing
Height: 64-69cm
Weight: 27-32kg
Diet: Anything that's going - dog biscuits a favourite
Hobbies: Restricted by owners but often seen on running tracks chasing fluffy rabbits



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