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Stiletto sprint

2008-09-02 10:19:57 GMT2008-09-02 18:19:57 (Beijing Time) Reuters

On your marks, ladies - and the odd gentleman - as Australia's shoe-lovers took part in a high-heeled race.

These heels were made for tottering, and tottering's what they do...

It's not easy to run in stilettos. In fact it looks - and probably feels - a bit ridiculous.

But that's all part of the fun, at least for those who finished the marathon 80-metre wobble.

Professional 400-metres hurdler Brittney McGlone had no trouble sprinting past her competitors to finish in first place.

As well as the prize money - a little over 4,000 US dollars - there's the camaraderie of breaking a world record.

More than 260 inappropriately-shod runners turned up this time, putting the boot into the 150 women who turned up last time, in the Netherlands.

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