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Competitors carry live pigs in 'Hercules' race

Published on Oct 13, 2012 4:05 PM

HENGYANG, China - How far would you go to prove your strength?

A strong-man challenge in China's Hunan province on Oct 5, 2012 saw weight-lifters carrying live pigs weighing over 45kg. The competitors had to carry their squealing packages across 30m in the fastest possible time to win.

The pig carrying race is just one of the events of the National Fitness Festival, which launched in 2009 to promote exercise in the region.