T. Rex Quicker Than Fastest Humans, Study Says

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: August 23, 2007   View Article

Today’s top athletes would be no contest for meat-eating dinosaurs that ran on two feet, according to new computer simulations of how the extinct predators moved.

Even a six-ton Tyrannosaurus rex, long considered a lumbering beast, could reach a top speed of 18 miles an hour (29 kilometers an hour), according to the simulations.

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