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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A few runners had a little extra spring in their steps after an unexpected competitor showed up during a race through Garden of the Gods park in Colorado on Sunday.

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

Credit: Donald Sanborn

"Why did the bear cross the road? To scare the runners and make 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 probably be right behind him," wrote Kylah Sutz Edgin.

"When running from a bear, one need not be the fastest, just not the slowest," David C Bates pointed out.

"This is why I don't run races. There could be a bear," Michael Ring said.

Credit: Donald Sanborn