Photos: The world's dirtiest race

Photos: The world's dirtiest race

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A competitor wipes his face as he takes part in the Maldon Mud Race in Maldon, Essex on April 29, 2012. The race originated in 1973 and involves competitors racing around a course on the mudbanks of the river Blackwater at low tide. AFP PHOTO/CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/GettyImages)

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Posted on May 2, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 21 at 3:47 PM

The Maldon Mud Race in Maldon, Essex originated in 1973 and involves competitors racing around a course on the mudbanks of the river Blackwater at low tide.

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