The Fastest Creature on Earth Is…
Paratarsotomus macropalpis! A mite, native to Southern California.
It’s capable of running “up to 322 body lengths per second, compared to roughly 16 for cheetahs. If humans raced at the same speed, runners would travel more than 1,300 miles per hour.”
Here’s a photo of the little dude toeing the line for his next 1 cm race.