POSTED: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 2:00am
UPDATED: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 2:04am
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Meet the world's fastest man on four legs.
Kenichi Ito has been working for nearly a decade to perfect the running style of Africa's Patas monkey.
He said when he was little, people used to pick on him and call him "monkey," but he really liked the animals and decided to embrace it.
When he saw how fast monkeys can go on all fours, Ito decided it was for him.
He's in the Guinness Book of Records for the fastest 100 meter time on all fours at a little under 20 seconds.
However, his hobby isn't without its dangers; Ito says one time he was mistaken for a wild boar by a hunter who took a shot at him, but that didn't discourage him and he keeps honing his skills.