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Weber shows off speed to outrace horse in commercial

Canadiens defenseman skates to victory in ad for McDonald's Canada @NHLdotcom

Shea Weber is known for being a workhorse, but can he actually outrace a horse?

The answer is yes, as the Montreal Canadiens defenseman showed off his speed, skating to victory against a cowboy-backed horse in a commercial for McDonald's Canada.

Watch: Weber's McDonald's commercial

The race winner earned bragging rights and the requisite might to certify McDonald's new mighty-angus burger. A 200-foot patch of ice was constructed in a field amid the rocky mountains of Alberta so Weber, known more for his slapshot than his speed, could use his primary mode of transportation, his skates, in the race. 

Fortunately, McDonald's Canada released a behind-the-scenes video for those who wanted to see more.

Watch: Behind-the-scenes video

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