Beauden Barrett’s All Blacks record put under threat
After setting an impressive Bronco time of 4:12 three years ago with the Blues, Beauden Barrett’s New Zealand rugby record looked to be under threat recently.
As the Chiefs prepare for their upcoming Super Rugby campaign, their players were put through their paces with the legendary test. The Bronco fitness test, known for its difficulty, requires athletes to run back and forth over a total distance of 1.2km, including five runs of 20m, 40m, and 60m, as quickly as they can. This test is considered a top measure of aerobic endurance.
Fitness influencer Logan Dodds joined the Chiefs for the challenge for World Rugby, which saw Liam Coombes-Fabling push Barrett’s record all the way. Take a look:
Here is Barrett setting the record:
Our ‘Backs Bubble’ came in this morning to tear up the Bronco fitness test.
— The Blues (@BluesRugbyTeam) May 18, 2020
As impressive as this is from Barrett, he does not hold the record in professional rugby. That goes to Ireland and Leinster fullback Hugo Keenan, who has reportedly run the Bronco in 4:11, one second quicker than the All Black.