Thrill of victory - agony of defeat: Ironton Winter Bar Stool Races
While the eyes of the sporting world are on the Olympics in Sochi, Russia, a smaller, but talented group of lesser-known athletes were practicing and honing their as yet, non-olympian sport - Winter Bar Stool Racing - in the quaint native village of Ironton, in north-central Minnesota.
Each racing bar stool, hand-crafted to exacting specifications, each athlete finally tuned to superb racing competitiveness - willing to risk it all for their chance to experience the thrill of victory, or the agony of defeat!
The human drama of athletic competition featured in a charity event to raise money for the Sno-Serpent Snowmobile Club.
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