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Pumpkin boat championships held

The International Pumpkin Boat Championships have taken place for the second time in southern Germany.

Several vegatable-based vessels participated in the 200 metre-long race.

The idea originates from the US and the German version is the only one of this kind in Europe.

Rudi Mallasch, the marketing director of the race venue, said only elite racers took part in the event.

Winner Manuel Memmert said his secret to winning was to "become a pumpkin".

  • 27 Sep 2010
  • From the section Europe
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