We knew Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius was fast, but fast enough to out sprint a racehorse? Neigh bother to him, it seems.
Before you think that these man v horse races are about to become a regular thing, we should point out that it was a novelty event along the lines of Bryan Habana taking on a cheetah or Cristiano Ronaldo trying to outrun a Bugatti Veyron and was staged in Doha as part of the ‘Definitely Able’ campaign, designed to highlight the exceptional feats Paralympic athletes are capable of.
Pristorius did have an advantage in terms of the length of the race and the fact that his acceleration is far superior to that of the Arabian horse he was going up against, but he still showed some serious fleet of foot to emerge as the winner and leave the horse with a longer face than usual in defeat.
Hat-tip: 101 Great Goals