SWIIM’s very own Chief Software Architect Don Sanborn captures a picture of a bear crossing through Garden of the Gods 10 Mile Run – right behind him.  A little too close for comfort.

In this photo provided by Don, which has gone viral and has been picked up by AP Newswire,  a bear walks across the street as runners compete in the Garden of the Gods 10 Mile Run near Colorado Springs, Colorado on Sunday, June 11, 2017. Don says the animal seemed to be trying to decide whether to zip across the road filled with runners when a large enough gap finally emerged for the bear to get through.  It appears that the runner located in the far right is running backwards – there is no better reason to run the opposite way in a race.