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Of course you can, if you're chasing it. It can only run that fast for a minute or two, then it has to rest. There is no animal that can run, than can escape a chasing human without hiding. We are much maligned for our physical gifts relative to the rest of mammalia, but nothing, and I mean NOTHING can as far and as long as humans.
had to look it up, and it seems your claim is spot on! http://phys.org/news95954919.html
Dora, you might enjoy watching the video at this old post -http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2009/05/persistence-hunting.html- narrated by David Attenborough, explaining "persistence hunting."
I did enjoy that, thanks!
From that video I followed a link to a video of the Houston Zoo cheetahs stretching their legs at a racetrack: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=r0sstxte-QY