Brian Habana (SA Rugby star) races a cheetah for charity.

by Philip on April 16, 2007

by Philip | April 16th, 2007  

Brian Habana, South Africa’s fast running (11sec for 100m) sweetheart of Rugby, recently raced a cheetah for charity, you can see the video on CNN.

They had to bring in a Hollywood stunt team to stage the event, and posted animal wranglers armed with tranq guns, all along the course to prevent the cheetah nibbling on Habana’s throat.

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They used a leg of lamb tied to a teddy bear, to make the cheetah run and distract from Habana’s ankles.

Cheetahs can hit 70 mph and do 0-60 in 3 sec, so it was no surprise the cheetah won, but it wasn’t a whitewash. (Brian had a 30m head start)

The charity is for cheetah awareness, hoping to prevent the seemingly inevitable extinction of this glorious animal. Cheetah’s are highly inbred and have virtually no genetic diversity. A huge amount of management is required to keep it in existence. Read here.

See the video here.

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Rcon April 17, 2007 at 9:13 pm
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That event was really nice. It’s for a good cause and I hope people will cooperate to ma ke the campaign successful.

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Amster May 28, 2007 at 6:15 pm
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go habban we luv u!!

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hussain October 30, 2007 at 8:40 am
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habana is the slowest man ever to walk the earth shayanul is fasta than him

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hussain October 30, 2007 at 8:41 am
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habana is the slowest man ever to walk the earth ps the chhetah was probably disabled
i h8

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hussain October 30, 2007 at 8:42 am
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ps the chhetah was probably disabled
i h8 america

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abdul October 30, 2007 at 8:43 am
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is the man with the with the gren toe

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jaun January 22, 2008 at 5:39 am
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haha habana is fast m8 bet he faster dan da dik ed ure ona bout

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jaun January 22, 2008 at 5:40 am
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and as u herd if the cheetah was disable ye he wud of limped coz me dad had 4 cheetahs u lil dik ps

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