The Asbury Park Press recently published the amazing story of Roadrunner, a three-year-old trained, distance running black cat.
Her story began one morning in 2008, when Michael Greenblatt, a fitness trainer, was shocked to find a homeless kitten keeping pace with him during his morning run. Every day after that, the cat would show up at his house for their 5:30 a.m. workout sessions, and then quickly disappear afterward.
Greenblatt eventually decided that he had to adopt the unique cat as his own, and began "training" her on a daily basis. Like any athlete, Roadrunner drinks water, stretches, and warms-up before she gets started. After two years, the quick kitty can run 154 yards at more than 5 mph, improving her time from just under two minutes, down to 54 seconds.
The fit feline gets attention wherever she goes, and there's even a children's book about her in the works.
Visit Roadrunner's official website to learn more!
Source: [Fitness trainer turns cat into running partner. - Asbury Park Press]