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World snail racing champ crowned

Monday, Jul 21, 2014 - 00:54

Village in eastern England hosts World Snail Racing Championships. Sasha Salama reports.

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SOUNDBITE (English) SNAIL MASTER, NEIL RISEBOROUGH, SAYING: "Ready, steady slow!!" Slow and steady definitely won the race at the World Snail Racing Championship in Eastern England. 150 snails and their proud owners from around the world entered this year's competition. SOUNDBITE (English) SNAIL MASTER, NEIL RISEBOROUGH, SAYING: "I think people love snail racing because it doesn't cost a penny. You can race a snail and end up being a world champion at the end of the day and how exciting is that?" He's no thoroughbred but the winner, named 'Wells', crossed the outer red ring finish line in three minutes, 19 seconds. That was slow compared to the all-time record of just two minutes. But Wells' owner, five year-old Zeben Butler-Alldred of London, is proud nonetheless. He and Wells received a silver mug trophy as a prize, stuffed with lettuce leaves.

World snail racing champ crowned

Monday, Jul 21, 2014 - 00:54

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