Video: The Longest Runners in the World

Humans aren’t the fastest animals in the world.

There are cheetahs, horses, deer, bears…most animals are faster than humans in a sprint. But long distance is where humans humans take home the medal—the silver medal, we mean. Arctic dog breeds such as the Alaskan Malamute and Siberian Husky can actually run for longer than humans can. Why is this? It has to do with the way they use food to make energy, which this video does a great job of describing.

Meet the Author: Thomas Mulcahy

Thomas can't remember a time when his household didn't have a four-legged member of the family. When our Giant Schnauzer isn't digging around for rodents to play with, she's patiently waiting for food to drop to the floor or barking at the mailman. Thomas now swears by Schnauzers as being the best breed ever—they don't shed and they're the smartest and most entertaining dogs he's ever met. Plus the Giants make great wrestling partners.

Horoscope for the Hounds: Gemini
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