Midway through the 10-mile Garden of the Gods road race in Colorado Springs this weekend, runners were startled to cross paths with a bear.
Nobody was harmed, however, as the animal simply wanted to cross the road.
Competitor Donald Sandborn says he’s seen the likes of bears, elk, turkeys, and bobcats during training runs, but never during an actual race.
All the pictures I have seen, everybody seems so calm. I feel like had I been there I would have been running the wrong way extremely fast, and my pants would probably have been soiled...