Bear crosses through Colorado race

A few runners had a little extra spring in their steps after an unexpected challenger depicted up during a race Sunday through Garden of the Gods.

Donald Sanborn captured a photo of the bear traversing in front of a group of athletes in Garden of the Gods 10 Mile Run.

“Why did the bear cross the road? To scare the athletes and build me lose precious time in the middle of a race! ” Sanborn wrote on Facebook.

People on social media were quick to react.

” #2131 looks like he’s about the go the other direction. I’d likely be right behind him, ” wrote Kylah Sutz Edgin.

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