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Video: Cyclist chases after runaway dog as it dodges Mexico City traffic

Footage of incident three years ago was back on UK Twitter this weekend - too good not to share again

Footage of a cyclist chasing after a runaway Yorkshire Terrier as the dog dodges traffic on a busy road has done the rounds on UK social media this weekend.

There's a happy ending, though, as a workman manages to grab the pup's lead after it reaches the pavement having previously crossed several lanes of traffic.

The footage was shot three years ago on Avenida Revolución, one of Mexico City's busiest roads, by a cyclist who had seen the dog get away from its owner.

One car even went straight over the poor canine, which luckily emerged unscathed from the rear of the vehicle and resumed its running, trailing its lead behind.

Meanwhile the cyclist shouted and gesticulated at motorists to make them aware of the dog before managing to marshal it to safety.

We covered the video when it first emerged in 2017, but after its reposting this weekend by a London-based Twitter user we thought it was too good not to share in case you missed it first time round.

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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Miller | 3 years ago
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Christ that dog could run. Did it belong to a butcher?

PRSboy replied to Miller | 3 years ago
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Dogs' running ability is astonishing.  A sled-dog's VO2max is around 175ml/kg/min vs Chris Froome at 88.

Miller replied to PRSboy | 3 years ago

And me at about half that, lol.

PRSboy | 3 years ago

Never gets old... truly must be one of the finest 2 minutes of video.  Has it all... drama, edge of the seat stuff, and a happy ending!

And the workman who caught the lead rather than the dog- genius.


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