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Habana’s sprint against a British Airways’ A380 grabbed South Africans’
attention to become one of the Top 10 most-watched YouTube videos of 2013.
VIDEO: Bryan Habana takes on a British Airways' A380
the airline is throwing open the challenge to ANYONE else who thinks they can
win against the plane!
anywhere in the world can enter the #Man vs Plane challenge.
Five winners will
be selected to fly to Durban in February and get the chance to pit their
physical prowess against British Airways’ largest and most modern aircraft.
with the quickest time will win two return tickets in Club World (business
class) on one of British Airways’ A380 services.
Johannesburg to London is just
the third of these services to be announced. The other two are London/Los
Angeles and London/Hong Kong.
I accepted the challenge to race the A380 and won, but it wasn’t easy,” said Springbok wing and leading Test try scorer, Habana
“To take this on you
will have to be physically fit and have plenty of strength, stamina and speed.”
Bryan’s insights on racing the A380 see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCufB8As64k
and to accept the challenge, visit www.ba.com/ManVsPlane
between January 13-20, 2014 and meet the entry requirements.
speediest challenger won’t be the only winner on the day. When the Man vs Plane
clip reaches two million views, which it’s currently just short of, British
Airways will donate two Club World tickets worth R60 000 to FoodBank.
Habana is a
patron of FoodBank South Africa, which is leading a co-ordinated effort to
establish food banks around the country in communities with the highest
concentrations of hungry or malnourished people. It rescues and procures food
and essential groceries centrally and distributes these to depots from where
its agencies are able to get it to people in need.
British Airways’ commercial manager for southern Africa, says the runaway
success of the video prompted the airline to offer the donation.
slightly taken by surprise by how well the video has done, so we thought we’d
ask Bryan if we could make a gesture to acknowledge the huge following it had
garnered. We’re thrilled that what started out as a bit of fun has enabled us
to help and organisation doing such important work.”
Airways will start A380 services between London and Johannesburg from
February 12. Initially it will operate three flights a week, increasing to six
weekly services by March.
Bryan Habana takes on the British Airways' A380 (Supplied)