A cheetah can reach a top speed of around 70 miles per hour in about 4 seconds. But, the interesting thing is that cheetahs can only run that fast for 20 to 30 seconds long.

Cheetahs can reach a top speed anywhere in between 60 and 70 miles per hour, depending on the size of the cheetah. How Far Can a Cheetah Run Before It Has to Rest? Cheetahs are only able to chase prey at top speed for a few hundred yards.

In the Wild. The exact distance a cheetah can... Top Speed.