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Competitors race down a German mountain on horned sledges

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Participants drive what are called "horned sledges" down an ice run. Participants drive what are called "horned sledges" down an ice run.

You might say a race in Germany has contestants locking horns. 

About 90 teams took part in the annual Bavarian Sled Racing Championship Sunday.  Participants drive what are called "horned sledges" down an ice run.  They're modeled after the horn of a mountain goat. 

Some of the sleds can reach speeds of up to 55 miles per hour.  The event is in its 44th year.

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