Anyone who’s spent time competing in track and field knows the rule: no bikes allowed on the track. Trials bike rider Tomomi Nishikubo apparently missed that memo, and the Japanese Red Bull rider recently completed a pentathlon on the track in a promotional video for his sponsor. This isn’t the pentathlon we’re used to seeing in track and field, but it is impressive nonetheless.
For the uninitiated, the pentathlon is a competition consisting of five events, which, in track and field, typically includes sprint hurdles, high jump, shot put, long jump and the 800m. Trials biking is an extreme sport in which players race on a course filled with obstacles, but are not allowed to set their feet or hands on the ground at any point during the race. This requires them to have a lot of bike control — in other words, they can do a lot of fancy tricks.
Evidently, Red Bull decided watching someone do shot put on a bike wouldn’t be that interesting, so they switched up the events to include the 110m hurdles, long jump, 3000m steeplechase, high jump and 100m sprint. Admittedly, they took a few liberties with the height of some of the steeplechase barriers, and they did give him a ramp for the jumps, but the tricks are fun to watch so we’ll let the rule-bending slide. Check out the video below: