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22,000 get dirty in France

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 01:03

May 13 - Thousands cover themselves in mud to participate in a giant obstacle course in the outskirts of Paris. Elly Park reports.

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Around 22,000 signed up to play dirty at an obstacle race in the outskirts of Paris. Everywhere you look there is mud, mud, and … more mud which is expected from a race called "Mud Day." The 13 kilometer track is littered with 22 obstacles, the biggest of its kind says organizer Robin Taccassuto. SOUNDBITE: Organizer Robin Tacassuto, saying (English) "It's not a race, it's not a competition. The objective is to go beyond your limits and you run with a team and you just have fun with your friends." Mud racing is a fast growing trend around the world, and allows people to test their limits, while at the same time release their inner child. SOUNDBITE: Participant Sebastien, saying (English) "It was a great adventure. It was a bit difficult because it was so much mud but it was fun." Mud Day ends when everybody is sent to the showers.

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22,000 get dirty in France

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 01:03