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No 4. The reindeer
Around the Academy:

Sport Academy reveals how Maurice Greene would rate against the animals
The reindeer will be sad to miss out on the podium
Top speed 32 mph

Father Christmas is one of the world's most famous owners.

And although it is slowed considerably by regular sleigh-pulling antics the reindeer's running power is unquestionable.

When Santa's reins are off it can reach speeds of well over 30mph.

Number 4 - the reindeer
A sledge full of presents, but no medals

A little dangerous for some who venture too close to this competitive beast.

But its handsome antlers place it easily above the likes of the donkey in the good looks stakes.

The likes of Maurice Greene, or indeed the cheetah, would struggle in wintry conditions, but its large hooves make the reindeer a perfect contender in the snow.

And it is sure to be a crowd favourite with its huge haul of presents.



Contender intro
Cheetah
Lion
Greyhound
Reindeer
Grizzly bear
Tim & Maurice
Elephant
Snake
Pig
Snail

Reindeer facts
100m PB: 6.99secs
Lives: North America and Scandinavia
Height: 70-140cm
Weight: up to 300kg
Diet: Lichen, grass, anything green really
Hobbies: Swimming, chewing and annual world tour with Santa



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