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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, wtied 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.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.