We saw wide receiver Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson race a horse, now Chicago Bears wide receiver/return specialist Devin Hester and Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson raced a cheetah. It was part of Nat Geo Wild’s “Big Cat Week,” and their was a fence between the cheetah and the football players.
It looks like things weren’t exactly fair. Hester raced the cheetah four lengths of 30 yards, and his cheetah looked like he wasn’t very quick out of the gate. Hester is making his first turn when you finally see the cheetah appear. Johnson’s cheetah was much speedier from the start and that race only lasted two lengths.
“This is most incredible challenge I’ve ever faced,” Johnson said, via TheWrap.com. “I wanted to go up against the fastest in the world and test myself, and this was it!”
“The whole idea of racing next to a cheetah for Nat Geo Wild was a very unusual proposition,” said Hester of the Chicago Bears. “But it was something I was ready to take on to see if I could get an edge on.”
Devin Hester’s race:
Chris Johnson’s race:
[h/t] Business Insider