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Good morning AO,

In anticipation of the forthcoming domestic season, Alfa Romeo, Official Car Supplier to UK Athletics (UKA), is staging a racing athletics challenge to determine which is faster, man or MiTo.

Former European and Commonwealth 400m Champion, Iwan Thomas, is pitted against an Alfa MiTo Sprint in a 3.8-mile race around central London’s bustling city streets. Behind the wheel of the MiTo are two of Britain’s brightest World Championship medal contenders; European and Commonwealth 110m hurdles Champion Andy Turner and World and European Long Jump medallist Chris Tomlinson.

A series of films will be available on the Alfa Romeo UK Facebook page to plot their progress throughout the challenge and the full race. The first video is up now so check it out and you can vote in the poll for a chance to win an exclusive Alfa Romeo bike worth over £550.

Most importantly, who do you think will win, man or MiTo?

Aime - Cloverleaf Club
 

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Nice!

Weird, but really nice :lol:

I prefer to see the Mito drifting on the Nërdburgerring (sic) but I suppose Alfa needs to boosts it's convenience image for the masses.
 

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Will the Man have to obey the rules like stopping at the curb and waiting for the green man before crossing etc. etc.?

Will the MiTo have to obey the rules like not jumping amber/red lights, yellow boxes and keeping to the speed limits etc. etc.?

In other words will it be a totally fair race?

If so it should be a very close finish :p
 

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If this was a Top Gear episode they would first stage a breakdown of the Alfa during the race, then decide to test which contestant is more resistant to nuclear explosions...
 

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Good afternoon AO,

Just as a quick update- the second video is up for Man vs. MiTo on the Alfa Romeo UK Facebook page. You can check it out here:

Alfa Romeo UK - Man vs MiTo | Facebook

It doesn’t look like either competitor has made a fantastic start; even with a dedicated navigator the MiTo Sprint team appears to be finding the London road-system a serious challenge whilst former 400m Sprint Champion Iwan Thomas is struggling with pavements crowded by curious tourists.

The 3rd instalment is due next week.

Aime – Cloverleaf Club
 

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Good morning AO,

The latest in the series of Man vs. MiTo videos will be available today on Alfa Romeo UK | Facebook, this film reveals who took the all important chequered flag in the race around the busy streets of London.

If you haven't been keeping track of the series you can view all the videos on Alfa Romeo UK's youtube here.


Did you guess correctly?

Aime - Cloverleaf Club
 
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