Just when you think you're tough enough


Ostrich Run – a guaranteed podium-placing training program

Want a training partner that will guarantee results? How about practicing your sprints with an ostrich?

It’s guaranteed to chase you down the road and the adrenaline racing to your top speed and certainly a few podiums in races along the way.

Two cyclists in South Africa found themselves in this bizarre situation as they rode down towards the Cape of Good Hope near Cape Town as they prepared for the Cape Argus Tour.

Oleksiy Mishchenko said:

“Suddenly, I spotted a white ostrich on my left, then this beast jumped on the road from the right and started chasing my friends! It was a little scary at first, but then I thought I gonna fell of my bike from laughter. The ostrich didn’t have any problem to keep up at 50km/h and apparently they do 70km/h with no sweat.”

“Luckily the creature decided to leave us alone, as we were running out of road. The Cape of Good hope is a dead end way.”

Ostriches can top 70kph on a good day, so the cyclists had to put the hammer down to avoid death by pecking, eventually outsprinting the beast just before they reached the end of the road at the southern tip of Africa.

Source: Cycling Weekly UK