Racing on all fours – level 3

18-11-2014 07:00

It may not be an Olympic sport yet, but that hasn’t stopped these guys getting down on all fours, yep, using legs and arms to race 100 metres on the track. Eighteen-year-old Katsumi Tamakoshi beat thirty-year-old Kenichi Ito, who’s been record holder since 2008. And if that’s not a big enough blow to the former World Record holder, Ito actually invented the race on all fours. Awkward!

Tamakoshi completed the 100 metre race in 15.86 seconds beating the record set by Ito in 2013 of 16.87 seconds, and the 18-year-old says his hero is Usain Bolt and his favourite animal? Well, the monkey of course.

Difficult words: get down on all fours (get on the ground by bending your arms and legs), blow (shock/hit), former (last), awkward (uncomfortable/embarrassing).



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