There’s an old joke about two men who are out in the wilderness camping when a bear suddenly appears and growls. One man immediately puts on his gym shoes, prompting the second man to snap, “You can’t outrun a bear.” The first man retorts, “I don’t have to outrun the bear—I just have to outrun you!”
Now the world-class runners, among other athletes competing in the Tokyo summer Olympics, may be hastily putting on their track shoes, as a real-life Asian black bear is on the loose.
“A guard found a bear inside Azuma Sports Park early in the morning yesterday. We also received similar information this morning,” a Fukushima police spokesman told the Japan Times. “We couldn’t find or capture the bear, and while there won’t be any spectators at the stadium, we are on alert and searching for the bear around the site.”
The Sports Hochi daily reported that all the Olympic guards assigned to the Azuma Sports Park searched