three-inch high-heel shoes on feet, 265 ladies tore up an 80-meter race
track at Sydney's Circular Quay on Tuesday to break the world record
for the most people running in a "stiletto sprint".
meter hurdler Brittney McGlone, 18, was first across the line, winning
the 5,000 Aus dollar (4,250 U.S. dollars) award.
She was closely
followed by dozens of leggy blondes and brunettes in green shorts, some
of whom came off second best with scratches and scrapes from a few
spills, according to a report of Australian Associated Press.
Australian sprinter Melinda Gainsford-Taylor had the job of inspecting
the athletes and ensuring they were wearing three-inch heals and had
the customary smooth legs.
An event spokeswoman said the current world record topped the previous world record of 150 ladies.
looks like Australia has smashed the current world record and should
now hold the title for the most number of people ever to participate in
a stiletto sprint," Australian representative for Guinness World
Records Chris Sheedy said.
wear stiletto heels in a race for a prize of 5,000 Australian dollars
(4,250 U.S. dollars) at Circular Quay in Sydney Sept. 2, 2008. Over 260
women broke the world record for the most runners in a high heels
sprint, said organizers.
Brittney McGlone runs to victory in Sydney's annual stiletto race
Miss McGlone kisses her trophy after winning the charity eve.