Finland’s lawn mower racing

Tim Alen

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Finland just held the third annual Winter Grand Prix of one of the most bizarre competition in the world: lawn mower racing on ice.

huffingtonpost reports:

Normally a British sport, lawn mower racing has sprouted up in other countries, but the Finns take it in a direction not originally intended, since lawnmowers aren’t typically used in the snow.

“It’s really bumpy. I’m really tired out. Brilliant,” Huskinson¬†told Reuters reporter Ellie Park.

Since the mowers reach speeds of 30 mph, fellow racer Mark Botts says the secret to succeeding is giving up any claims to sanity.

“You have to be crazy to do this,” he told Park.

The competition was heated, but the Estonian team rolled away with the top prize by completing 136 laps.

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