Man-kind has an infatuation with beating machines (ie John Henry beating the steam powered hammer) and this is just the latest in "Can a guy beat a machine?" news.
In 2014, an idea called #BeatTheTube hit the London Underground, and from one stop "Mansion House" to "Cannon Street" the race took place.
Who will win?
Here's a side-by-side view of the race from both cameras
It sparked a phenomenon that went global...first was #RaceTheTube Wheelchair edition:
Which was like a PSA for more wheelchair accessible routes in the London Underground.
Then Hamburg, Germany:
There's many more! Like in Singapore, Stockholm, Paris, Rotterdam.