Professional runner outruns two black bears in Maine

Professional distance runner outpaces two bears while training in Maine woods

Athlete in Maine says he outran 2 bears

A professional runner from Kenya got an incredible scare after being charged by two bears while training in Maine.

Moninda Marube was out running early on Wednesday on the trail near his home in Auburn when he ran into the bears six miles into his session near Auburn Lake.

"I was not going to fight them", he told ABC. Marube made it into the house's deck and closed the door behind him before they could reach him. "I've never thought of meeting a bear here", Marube told the Sun Journal.

Speaking to the Sun Journal, he said: "I had to think very fast".

The marathon champion sprinted to an empty house nearby and slipped inside a screened-in porch.

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Marube, who finished third in the 2012 Maine Marathon and first in the 2013 Maine half-marathon, lives with UMaine Farmington track coach Dan Campbell, who has brought the Kenyan runner into his family.

"I've been running this road for four years". Unfortunately, Marube can't swin, and he realized bears can also climb trees. Marube, who is now a student at the University of ME at Farmington, came to the United States from Kenya in 2010.

Fortunately, however, the bears only sniffed around the door for a while and then went back across the road into the woods.

A man out on his morning run was chased by bears in Auburn. "It's not the house that helped me", he said. "Those theories at that time, I wasn't even thinking about them".

"But a bear is scary".

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