Australians set record for fastest stiletto race
Competitors leave the start line during a special group photo shoot, with the Harbour Bridge in the background, at the ''Venus Embrace Closest Stiletto Relay'' in Sydney on September 28, 2010. An official world record was set at the event for the fastest ever 4 x 100m stiletto relay, which saw women in teams of four running in stilettos with a minimum height of 3 inches, to help raise funds to find a cure for breast cancer. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD
05:55 AM Sep 29, 2010
Four Australian women from Canberra have set the world record for the fastest relay race in stiletto heels.
The quartet completed an 80m course near Sydney's Opera House in about one minute and four seconds yesterday while wearing 7.5cm stilettos. A record keeper from Guinness World Records presented them with a certificate. The women - known as the Pinkettes - say they plan to use their AU$10,000 ($12,700) prize for a trip to Thailand.
About 100 women and a man competed in the race, which helped raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. AP