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Tourists run up the Rocky steps, bump into Sylvester Stallone himself

What are the chances?

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A GROUP OF TOURISTS who ran up the Rocky steps in Philadelphia got a knockout photo at the top — with Rocky himself.

Three college friends, Peter Rowe, Jacob Kerstan and Andrew Wright, had just finished racing up the staircase at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Saturday when they saw Sylvester Stallone.

“He said to us, ‘Man, you guys are fast. You’re making me look bad,’” said Rowe.

They of course got a selfie with the actor, for which Stallone told them to “look tough”. They didn’t quite manage it, but who could blame them for their joyous faces?

Stallone made the art museum’s steps famous in his first turn as fictional boxer Rocky Balboa, who used them as part of his training regimen.

“What are the chances of meeting him, that celebrity, right there?” Rowe said of the encounter, calling it “an unreal experience.”

Stallone is in Philadelphia for the shooting of Creed, the latest instalment in the series. It stars Michael B Jordan as the grandson of early Rocky foe Apollo Creed.

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