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According to the organizers of the "Naked Sledging Contest" in Braunlage, Germany, more than 400 people wanted to compete, but only 26 were permitted to do so. Competitors stripped near-nude and vied for a £1,000 prize by traveling a "90 metre long iced snowy piste." Decent coin, but earning the title of "Naked Sledging World Champion," well, who can put a price tag on that?

The victors: "three workers from a local hotel." Makes sense.

Race organiser Tobias Wannemaker said: "The naked sledgers definitely got things hotting up, even in such cold conditions. ... We had people of all ages, shapes and sizes. It made for an interesting selection."

You can see various shots of all those ages, shapes and sizes in the following links. Take some time.

Naked sledgers hot things up on the ice in Germany's annual sledging race [Metro]

Video: Dozens compete in German naked sledding [Perth Now]

(H/T The Slanch Report)

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