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Bryan Habana, South African Rugby Player, Races Airbus A380, Wins, In Stunt For British Airways (VIDEO)

08/01/2013 01:14 pm ET | Updated Aug 01, 2013

Man vs. machine has been a common storyline for centuries. When that machine is an Airbus A380, though, and the man is Bryan Habana, a South African rugby player, it makes for a slightly more interesting competition.

Habana recently challenged the world's largest passenger airplane to a 100-meter race as part of a promotion for British Airways, which is expected to begin service to Johannesburg, South Africa, via an A380 in early 2014.

"It was a tough test," Habana told Australia's News Limited. "Once the A380 is on full throttle it picks up speed very rapidly."

In a second feat, Habana was joined by his fellow teammate Jean De Villiers, and Chris Robshaw, an English rugby captain, to try and tow the A380 down the runway, a picture of which can be found below.

WATCH the race, above.

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Photo by Bethany Clarke/Getty Images for British Airways.

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