Sunday 18 February 2018

WATCH: Is 'running man challenge' the next Harlem Shake? Metropolitan Police perform viral craze

Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Dozens of Metropolitan Police officers have taken on the popular ‘running man’ challenge as the craze continues to sweep the internet.

The video, filmed at the Met Police training school in Hendon, was created after the gauntlet was laid down by Police Scotland.

The challenge has crossed the Atlantic from the US where it was started by two New Jersey teenagers, Kevin Vincent and Jeremiah Hall.

Speaking on The Ellen Show (which helped to give the already viral dance an extra boost), they said they invented the hilarious dance because they were bored in finance class.

The dance, which is like a shuffle, is set to My Boo by Ghost Town DJs and has been tackled by a host of US sports stars and celebrities including Maryland basketball players Jaylen Brantley and Jared Nicken.

Brantley and Nicken said they made the video because “basketball is such a grind, especially at the college level, so we just try to keep our teammates loose in the locker room."

At the end of the show Ellen and Shutterfly awarded the guys $10,000 and they all did the running man challenge together.

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