What is the best long distance running animal?-Daily Science Fact

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

After researching this question I'm calling it a tie between dogs and humans. 

Certain dogs are capable of running very long distances, Siberian huskies and Alaskan malamutes are capable of running 100 to 125 miles in one day for 9 or 10 days in a row during certain dog races like the Iditarod Trail Sled dog race.

Sled dogs

Humans have run comparable distances. Thousands of humans complete 100-mile races each year and several ultra-marathoners have completed races of 300 plus miles.


Therefore, I'm calling it a tie between dogs and humans. 

However, wolves can also cover great distances of 30 or 40 miles in a day. Unfortunately, there are not any organized races for these animals and we don't know how far they could run if they trained and entered a very long race. Therefore, they get an honorable mention.

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