British Airways customers take on Man vs Plane

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Remember British Airways Man vs Plane challenge? Well three customers stepped up to that challenge and this is how it went.

At the beginning of the month, four amateur athletes vied to emulate Springboks and Toulon Rugby player Bryan Habana’s sprint against a British Airways’ A380.

Bryan raced against BA’s A380 last year and won, prompting BA to launch a competition to find people who would take up the challenge to beat their largest and most modern aircraft.

The runners from the UK, France, Israel and South Africa each took their turn to race the plane over 200m on a taxiway parallel to the runway.

Turns out none of them can run like Habana. However, Rudolph Raath from Cape Town took the crown to become the fastest runner on the day, with a time of 23.8 seconds. He won two Club World return tickets on one of British Airways’ A380 direct flights to London.

What do you think of the airlines’ promotion of flight to Johannesburg from London?

Watch Bryan Habana’s run here.

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