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Extreme tobogganers brave chill in Germany


A group of 30 keen men and women in Germany have braved the elements to compete in a topless tobogganing competition.

The 15 men and 15 women had to strip down to regulation underwear, with only shoes and hand and head gear to give them any protection from the elements.

It is the second year of the competition in the Harz mountains near Braunlage, and more than 14,000 people turned up to egg on the contestants.


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