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Inflate-A-Mate Race With Blow-Up Dolls Blows Up Big In Lithuania

06/01/2011 08:13 am ET | Updated Nov 16, 2011

Most people who have blow-up dolls don't bring them out in public, but that's not the case in Vilnius, Lithuania, where the dolls are becoming respected athletes.

Sort of.

The city just had its inaugeral "Inflate-A-Mate" race and 20 stout-hearted men and their latex lovers braved a quarter-kilomter course in freezing waters in hopes of winning a top prize of $827.

Race With Inflatable Dolls

There have been similar events in Russia, and -- who knows? -- this event could blow up big elsewhere.

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