Whoever came up with the GoPro deserves a spot in the YouTube Hall of Fame (I give it about 5 years 'til that's a real thing). All of a sudden we find ourselves awash in videos of people defying their wits, gravity and good sense to bring us videos of spectacular feats of athleticism. We've seen people bear-hug wild lions, surf into gigantic waves, and leap from the edges of cliffs to fly with little more than outstretched arms - and all while handicapped with a mere two legs to stand on! So lets take a look at some of the incredible, adrenaline-fueled athletes of the canine world!
13. The cliff jumper.
I've done this before myself, only my experience involved; 1: One tragically ill-fitting swim suit. 2: A lot more embarrassed giggling.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EREQEy2tOxo
12. The Downhill Mountain Runner.
Somehow that dog doesn't look even remotely winded. Does that seem fair to you?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uslwIp48Bw
11. The Hang Glider.
And to think my dog gets this nervous look when he stands at the top of the stairs...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbp0Pmvch4Y
10. The Jet-Skier
Dog + What appears to be human arms = Awesome!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fu1lRZqeNX0
9. The Snowboarder
Can't you just picture a cat LOVING this?? No, me neither...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdw4HPzKlgE
8. The Rock Climber
Technically, Biscuit practices a more extreme form of the sport known as "free soloing." No ropes, no harness, no coddling.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwUSkBKobIw
7. The Skateboarder
It just dawned on me that I'm too old to pick this sport up... and I'm in my 20s.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YexLt6ZM-08
6. The Scuba Diver
Hey, I just invented a device for cleaning up after your dog under water. It's called the "Pooper Scuber." Nobody steal that.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpfFbzXnPU8
The Parkour Runner
Parkour (in case you don't know) is half-jogging and half-awesome. I like to think of it as prison-rules gymnastics.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMPQJKF49e8
5. The Cyclist
Ok, so maybe this isn't the most spectacular feat for a person, but c'mon its a dog... on a bike! Also, bonus-points awarded for anything that appears on Japanese TV.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roJzWYiXFtg
4. The Driver
This dog probably gets a lower auto insurance rate than I do...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWAK0J8Uhzk
3. The... Trampolinist?
Why can't all floors be like this?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hly0vuXPG-M
2. The Shark Fisher
"Oh look an enormous fish with deadly, snapping jaws. Fun!"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jkExrrm_sQ
1. The Champion
Ok, we're done here. This dog wins paws down... and this wasn't even supposed to be a contest.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdT1UqlwDOI