Hockey player vs. Horse. We all win. Thanks, Shea Weber.

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps raced a shark.

So why can’t an NHL player race a horse?

May we present Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber pitted against a cowboy.

It’s all in the name of hamburgers for McDonald’s Canada.

(Weber is betting on the horse.)

The mighty Habs also offer this behind-the-scenes look at the man vs. beast commercial.

“I’m racing a cowboy,” Weber says. “I do not think I stand a chance. Money on the horse for sure. That’s easy. That’s easy money.”

But back to Phelps.

Here’s that race against a Great White — and other people vs. critters.

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