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Batman’s the fittest superhero

hollywood Updated: Jul 24, 2012 02:11 IST

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Despite the recent mass killing in Colorado during the midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, Batman has been voted as the “fittest” superhero of all-time, according to a new survey. He may not be able to leap over a building in a single bound or sling webs, or fly, but the survey, conducted by

Gold’s Gym, revealed that the Dark Knight’s muscular, powerful physique is the fittest, beating the likes of Spider-Man.

“Though they all have very different body types, they are great examples of what it means to be fit, proving that fitness isn’t limited to one specific body type,” the New York Post quoted Dave Reisemen, Vice President of Communications for Gold’s Gym, as saying.

“Our fans have spoken, and believe that in this particular fitness face-off, the strength and weight of Batman would overtake the nimbleness and agility of Spiderman,” he said. With over 23,000 votes tallied, Bruce Wayne finished with 41% of the votes, easily besting Peter Parker, whose lean, agile Spider-Man finished second with 17% of the vote.