The Cheetah is the fastest land animal, reaching a top speed of 70 mph! The Cheetah run for short sprints of up to 300 yards. These sprints will usually last for 20 seconds, but rarely ever reach a full minute.
An African folk tale says the black stripes on a cheetah's face are tears; they cry because they are not like other big cats. (Nope, they're not --- Cheetahs are the fastest! So, no need for tears, pal.