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Baseball's home run king Barry Bonds takes on Manitou Incline

August 6, 2016 Updated: August 11, 2016 at 9:05 am
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Barry Bonds, baseball's home run king, took a swing at the Manitou Incline on Friday morning. 

Bonds posted a short video from Manitou Springs to his Instagram account, where he gave his impressions of the hike that climbs about 2,000 feet over the course of a mile.

Struggling to catch his breath, Bonds muttered mostly in incomplete sentences: "OK ... morning workout ... Colorado Springs ... the Incline. I gotta be outta my mind. That's crazy. Oh my goodness."

The video was shot just below the bailout point, about midway to the summit of Mount Manitou. A photo of the former slugger at the top of the Incline was posted to Facebook.

Bonds, who hit 762 homers over 22 seasons in Major League Baseball, is in Colorado as hitting coach for the Miami Marlins, who are playing the Colorado Rockies in Denver this weekend.

Bonds isn't the only former sports star to push himself at Colorado's high elevation. Bill Walton, a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, spent a week in the state last summer riding his bike on the same route designed for professional cyclists in the USA Pro Challenge.

Actor Kevin Bacon also caused a stir on social media last year when he hiked the Incline while in the Pikes Peak region shooting a movie.

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