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Video: Mexico City cyclist chases runaway dog through traffic to rescue it

Happily, pup emerged unscathed - despite being run over by one driver

A cyclist in Mexico City has posted footage to Twitter of a rather different kind of individual pursuit as they chased after a runaway dog on a busy street to rescue it.

Twitter user @calveritabike spent two minutes riding after the dog, which was trailing its leash, on the Mexican capital's Avenida Revolución.

Early on in the video, the cyclist can be heard shouting as the poor dog was run over by a car - but happily, the pup emerged unscathed and carried on running along the road.

The cyclist gestured to drivers to try and get them to slow down before managing to shepherd it to the roadside where a passer-by managed to grab the leash.

Happily, the dog was returned to its owner, with @calveritabike urging people, "look after your pets!"



Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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cyclisto | 7 years ago

Wow I have lived and seen only the opposite, cyclists running like Lance on steroids to avoid various mad dogs...

FatBoyW | 7 years ago

That is one fit dog! - Wish Ihad the equivalent fitness!

StraelGuy | 7 years ago

Holy c**p, that is one lucky pooch! Must be melting after that little performance.

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