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Kenichi Ito, 'Monkey Man,' Sets Guinness World Record For Fastest 100M Run On Four Legs (VIDEO)

First Posted: 11/19/12 EST Updated: 11/20/12 EST

Usain Bolt may be the fastest man alive, but Japan's Kenichi Ito holds the title of Fastest Man On All Fours.

On Friday, Kenichi Ito defended his spot in the Guinness World Records for the fastest four-legged 100-meter dash, breaking his own previous mark with a time of 17.47 seconds. He had previously set the record in 2008 with a time of 18.58, according to Guinness.

Back in April, Ito discussed his unique running style, which he modeled after the African Patas monkey. According to the International Business Times, Ito has developed a total of six distinct four-legged running styles, from his fast gallop to a more leisurely walking pace. He also spoke about the nine years he has spent training in somewhat difficult conditions.

"In the streets around here I get stopped by the police, so I went up into the mountains for about a month for a kind of four-legged training camp," he said. "But on the first day, a hunter mistook me for a wild boar, and he tried to shoot me."

While his time is nearly double that of Bolt's record-setting 9.63, Ito believes his way of running will eventually gain steam.

"One day, I am certain that all sprinters will be running on all fours," he said, according to Metro. "That is my dream."