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International pig races held in Moscow

October 3, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
The international pig races kicked off in Moscow on Sunday.The animals came from six countries and they've trained long and hard for the finals.

The pigs race for 12 meters, which amounts to about 39 feet.

The winner receives a medal and a cup with strawberry syrup.

The organizers of the race said they're now looking to add additional events, like hurdle races and winter pig sports.

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