Sevens team's French take on running man

The New Zealand Sevens team are the latest to take on the running man challenge, all the way from the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

The side are competing in the penultimate round of the Sevens series starting in Paris this weekend.

Captioned "mite as well", the video posted to Instagram shows a close-up of Liam Messam before glancing over his shoulder to show teammates, including the Ioane brothers Akira and Rieko, Pita Ahki and Augustine Pulu, dancing the running man.

The running man challenge has gone viral since a group of college basketball players from the University of Maryland in the United States, last month began posting videos to Instagram of them performing the late 80s dance move.


On May 3, a group of Kiwi cops posted a video of themselves doing the running man on Facebook. They challenged police around the world, including the NYPD, Victoria Police, NSW Police Force, Western Australia Police, Queensland Police Service, South Australia Police, ACT Policing, Tasmania Police, LAPD Headquarters, and Isles of Scilly Police to make their own dancing man video.


Forces in New York and Edinburgh were the first to take up the gauntlet. The NYPD cops shared the dancefloor - a path alongside the Hudson River - with a group of kids from a Brooklyn school.

Other police forces to take up the challenge included the London Metropolitan Police, the Tasmanian Police, Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services, New South Wales Police, Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales Police.


The NZ Fire Service, the Scottish Fire Service, Wellington Free Ambulance and Hastings Hospice, Valerie Adams and the All Blacks Sevens women's team joined in while the leader of the Maori party, Te Ururoa Flavell, posted his video and called on the White House to enter the running man challenge.


Not to be outdone, the manager at the Three Furlongs Bar and Grill in Kaiwaka, Kyle Underwood, thought he and his team could groove to the beat with the best of them and put together a minute-long clip and posted it on their Facebook page.

- NZ Herald

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