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Chris Johnson, Devin Hester race a cheetah

New York Jets v Tennessee Titans

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 17: Running back Chris Johnson #28 of the Tennessee Titans runs with the ball against the New York Jets at LP Field on December 17, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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Titans running back Chris Johnson and Bears return man Devin Hester are two of the fastest players in the NFL, but they’ve agreed to a race against an opponent who’s guaranteed to blow them away.

Johnson and Hester have raced a cheetah on a show appropriately named Man vs. Cheetah, set to air in November on the cable channel Nat Geo Wild.

This is most incredible challenge I’ve ever faced,” Johnson said, via “I wanted to go up against the fastest in the world and test myself, and this was it!”

Nat Geo Wild Executive V.P. Geoff Daniels said he’s eager to show viewers what it looks like when the world’s fastest land animal runs alongside fast human beings.

“We loved the idea of a face-off like no other between supreme athletes and an alpha predator,” Daniels said. “This isn’t sports, it’s amazing science.”

Somehow I doubt many scientists would agree about this constituting “amazing science.” But it might make for an entertaining TV show.