LONDON, ENGLAND - We've all heard that Superman; "is faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive". But now a Londoner might be giving the Man of Steel a run for his fame, and it's all captured on camera.
30-year-old James Heptonstall uploaded a viral video, showing his attempt to beat a train as it made its way from London's Mansion House Station to Cannon Street Station, just under 416 yards away. That's nearly a quarter of a mile away! As his buddy took the tube ride underground, Heptonstall quickly ran down hallways, dodged commuters, and climbed stairs, finally making his way above ground and on to the city streets.
The speedy Englishman said he was inspired by similar running challenges in other European cities, but never heard of anyone trying to out run a train in London.
The whole stunt took 80 seconds. And after running a span of over 4 and a half football fields, maneuvering up and down 75 steps and going through two turnstiles, the weary runner almost ran past his target but doubles back and manages to dive through the open train doors.
We'd congratulate this chap on his nimble challenge, but a "Cheers mate!" would be more fitting.