Olympic track star Nijel Amos of Botswana has an adorable little friend to pump him up.
The 800-meter runner, who won silver in the 2012 Olympics and was a finalist in Tokyo last summer, posted a video over the weekend showing him doing pushups with what appears to be a meerkat on his back. (Watch the video below.)
“The perfect training buddy doesn’t exi....” Word Athletics, track and field’s governing body, wrote on Tuesday while sharing Amos’ post.
“It’s a journey,” Amos captioned his original clip.
Amos, tied with Sebastian Coe as the third-fastest man of all time in the 800, seems to have a connection with animals. Recent Instagram posts show him and a horse bowing to each other and the athlete making an equestrian-style jump.
His hometown of Marobela presented him with farmland and other rewards.
Here’s Amos celebrating his silver medal in the London games, arguably the biggest moment of his career.