Run like a monkey!

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Takashi Kokubu, a 37-year-old actor, runs during a four-legged 100-metre race organized by Kenichi Ito (not pictured) in Tokyo. Kenichi Ito, 31, who developed his skills over 10 years based on the running style of the African Patas monkey, set a new Guinness World Record, clocking in 16:87 seconds for a 100-metre run and breaking his previous record of 17:23 seconds, according to media reports. (Reuters)

Takashi Kokubu, a 37-year-old actor, runs during a four-legged 100-metre race organized by Kenichi Ito (not pictured) in Tokyo. Kenichi Ito, 31, who developed his skills over 10 years based on the running style of the African Patas monkey, set a new Guinness World Record, clocking in 16:87 seconds for a 100-metre run and breaking his previous record of 17:23 seconds, according to media reports. (Reuters)

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Masao Inuzuka, 36-year-old performer, poses for a photo during a four-legged 100-metre race organized by Kenichi Ito (not in pictured) in Tokyo. Kenichi Ito, 31, who developed his skills over 10 years based on the running style of the African Patas monkey, set a new Guinness World Record on Thursday, clocking in 16:87 seconds for a 100-metre run and breaking his previous record of 17:23 seconds, according to media reports. (Reuters)

Masao Inuzuka, 36-year-old performer, poses for a photo during a four-legged 100-metre race organized by Kenichi Ito (not in pictured) in Tokyo. Kenichi Ito, 31, who developed his skills over 10 years based on the running style of the African Patas monkey, set a new Guinness World Record on Thursday, clocking in 16:87 seconds for a 100-metre run and breaking his previous record of 17:23 seconds, according to media reports. (Reuters)

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Tatsuya Tanaka, a 47-year-old fish stall worker, participates in a 100-metre four legged race organized by Kenichi Ito, known as the "world's fastest man on four legs", in Tokyo. Fourteen people participated in the tournament. (Reuters)

Tatsuya Tanaka, a 47-year-old fish stall worker, participates in a 100-metre four legged race organized by Kenichi Ito, known as the "world's fastest man on four legs", in Tokyo. Fourteen people participated in the tournament. (Reuters)

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Kenichi Ito, known as the "world's fastest man on four legs", trains before his challenge to break his Guinness World Record in Tokyo. The 31-year-old, who developed his skills over 10 years based on the running style of the African Patas monkey, set a new Guinness World Record on Thursday, clocking in 16:87 seconds for a 100-metre run and breaking his previous record of 17:23 seconds, according to media reports. (Reuters)

Kenichi Ito, known as the "world's fastest man on four legs", trains before his challenge to break his Guinness World Record in Tokyo. The 31-year-old, who developed his skills over 10 years based on the running style of the African Patas monkey, set a new Guinness World Record on Thursday, clocking in 16:87 seconds for a 100-metre run and breaking his previous record of 17:23 seconds, according to media reports. (Reuters)

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Kenichi Ito (2nd L), known as the "world's fastest man on four legs", reaches the finishing line as an official clocks his time during a four-legged 100-metre race organized by himself in Tokyo. The 31-year-old, who developed his skills over 10 years based on the running style of the African Patas monkey, set a new Guinness World Record on Thursday, clocking in 16:87 seconds for a 100-metre run and breaking his previous record of 17:23 seconds, according to media reports. (Reuters)

Kenichi Ito (2nd L), known as the "world's fastest man on four legs", reaches the finishing line as an official clocks his time during a four-legged 100-metre race organized by himself in Tokyo. The 31-year-old, who developed his skills over 10 years based on the running style of the African Patas monkey, set a new Guinness World Record on Thursday, clocking in 16:87 seconds for a 100-metre run and breaking his previous record of 17:23 seconds, according to media reports. (Reuters)

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Kenichi Ito poses for photographers with a Certificate of the Guinness World Records after setting the Guinness World Record fastest time for the 100-meter dash on his arms and legs on a race course at Komazawa Olympic Park Stadium in Tokyo. The 30-year-old Japanese finished in 16.87 seconds, shaving more than half a second off his 2012 run of 17.47. (AP Photo)

Kenichi Ito poses for photographers with a Certificate of the Guinness World Records after setting the Guinness World Record fastest time for the 100-meter dash on his arms and legs on a race course at Komazawa Olympic Park Stadium in Tokyo. The 30-year-old Japanese finished in 16.87 seconds, shaving more than half a second off his 2012 run of 17.47. (AP Photo)

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Kenichi Ito runs on his arms and legs on a race course on his way to setting the Guinness World Record fastest time for the 100-meter dash on all fours at Komazawa Olympic Park Stadium in Tokyo. The 30-year-old Japanese finished in 16.87 seconds, shaving more than half a second off his 2012 run of 17.47. (AP Photo)

Kenichi Ito runs on his arms and legs on a race course on his way to setting the Guinness World Record fastest time for the 100-meter dash on all fours at Komazawa Olympic Park Stadium in Tokyo. The 30-year-old Japanese finished in 16.87 seconds, shaving more than half a second off his 2012 run of 17.47. (AP Photo)

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