Japanese 'monkey man' sets new world record for fastest four-limbed 100m sprint
Japanese national, Kenichi Ito, has been named the world's fastest man on four limbs by the Guinness World Records after running 100 metres in 17.47 seconds.
Ito, who is known affectionately as 'Monkey Man', has been training for nine years and bases his technique on primates' movements, and has modelled his own style after the African Patas monkey.
"One day, I am certain that all sprinters will be running on all fours. That is my dream," Sky news quoted Ito, as saying.
At home or at work Ito moves mainly on all fours as part of his daily training, and his feat on Thursday broke his own record from 2008 of 18.58 seconds.
Guinness World Records judge Carlos Martinez, who witnessed the challenge, said: "More than one second faster is a huge improvement - that was all the thoughts that were crossing my mind as he was crossing the final line."
Ito said he eventually hopes to beat Usain Bolt's 2009 world record of 9.58 seconds.