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VIDEO: Gee Atherton is hunted by a Peregrine Falcon

Ultimate test of man v beast: who's faster and more agile?...

The falcon cocks its head; it has sensed the prey.

Gee Atherton, one of the fastest downhill riders in the world has velcroed bait to his backpack and all bets are off. Will he manage to negotiate the twisting trail to the bottom before the bird can snatch its reward, or is this Perigrine simply too sharpwitted?

Shot in the unforgiving but beautiful Antur Stiniog in North Wales, if you're not moved by this display of prowess by both man and beast, you're tougher than us.

Oh and here's how it looked from the bird's perspective:

 

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