A video showing police chasing a naked runner on an elevated motorway in Mexico City has gone viral in the Central American country.

In the 39-second clip, an unidentified man is seen as he tries to evade a law enforcement vehicle on a trafficked road - au naturel.

The police patrol tries several times to end the man's run by blocking him between the vehicle and the guardrail, while an officer chases on foot.

The footage captured by a passing motorist ends before it is known whether the fugitive was apprehended. It was reportedly recorded earlier in June on Toluca Avenue, in the southern outskirts of the Mexican capital.

The naked runner might face charges of indecent exposure.