How Usain Bolt’s top speed compares to Michael Phelps, a cheetah, and more

Usain Bolt may have lost his final race, but that doesn’t diminish what he’s done in his legendary career.

Bolt captured nine gold medals during his Olympics career, holds the world record in the 100-meter dash, and set a new standard for what it means to be a sprinter.

The Jamaican sprinter has been clocked at a maximum speed of 27.7 mph. We decided to compare this incredible athletic accomplishment to a few animals and other humans to put his power into perspective.

BI Graphics_Usain Bolt v02Skye Gould/Business Insider

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