Action man Jason Statham thrilled fans in New York last week (ends15Aug14) by competing in a Tv hamster ball race.

The Brit took on Tv host Jimmy Fallon in The Tonight Show's first ever ball sprint at Rockefeller Center.

The two men had to clamber into human-size plastic balls, race to the end of the plaza, around the U.S. show's dancing panda mascot and then roll back to a red ring to win.

The former Olympic diver proved to be too athletic for the Tv star and easily won the race.

Statham celebrated by rolling over a spread-eagled Fallon.