Sprinting in the mud

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Competitors take part in the Maldon Mud Race in Maldon, Essex. The race originated in 1973 and involves competitors racing around a course on the mudbanks of the river Blackwater at low tide. AFP/Carl Court

Competitors take part in the Maldon Mud Race in Maldon, Essex. The race originated in 1973 and involves competitors racing around a course on the mudbanks of the river Blackwater at low tide. AFP/Carl Court

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A competitor takes part in the Maldon Mud Race in Maldon, Essex. AFP/Carl Court

A competitor takes part in the Maldon Mud Race in Maldon, Essex. AFP/Carl Court

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A competitor wipes his face as he takes part in the Maldon Mud Race. AFP/Carl Court

A competitor wipes his face as he takes part in the Maldon Mud Race. AFP/Carl Court

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A competitor falls down as he takes part in the Maldon Mud Race in Essex. AFP/Carl Court

A competitor falls down as he takes part in the Maldon Mud Race in Essex. AFP/Carl Court

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A competitor showers after taking part in the Mud Race in Maldon, Essex. AFP/Carl Court

A competitor showers after taking part in the Mud Race in Maldon, Essex. AFP/Carl Court

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Competitors run during the Maldon Mud Race in Maldon, Essex. AFP/Carl Court

Competitors run during the Maldon Mud Race in Maldon, Essex. AFP/Carl Court

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Competitors take part in the Maldon Mud Race in Maldon, Essex. AFP/Carl Court

Competitors take part in the Maldon Mud Race in Maldon, Essex. AFP/Carl Court

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Competitors take part in the Maldon Mud Race in Maldon, Essex. AFP/Carl Court

Competitors take part in the Maldon Mud Race in Maldon, Essex. AFP/Carl Court

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A competitor in the Maldon Mud Race in Maldon, Essex. AFP/Carl Court

A competitor in the Maldon Mud Race in Maldon, Essex. AFP/Carl Court

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A competitor laughs after taking part in the Maldon Mud Race in Maldon, Essex. AFP/Carl Court

A competitor laughs after taking part in the Maldon Mud Race in Maldon, Essex. AFP/Carl Court

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A competitor falls and laughs in the mud as she takes part in the Maldon Mud Race in Essex. AFP/Carl Court

A competitor falls and laughs in the mud as she takes part in the Maldon Mud Race in Essex. AFP/Carl Court

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Competitors take part in the Maldon Mud Race in Maldon, Essex. AFP/Carl Court

Competitors take part in the Maldon Mud Race in Maldon, Essex. AFP/Carl Court

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Competitors run in the rain along the banks of the Blackwater River at low tide during the Maldon Mud Race in Maldon. Reuters/Ki Price

Competitors run in the rain along the banks of the Blackwater River at low tide during the Maldon Mud Race in Maldon. Reuters/Ki Price

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A competitor falls in the mud as he takes part in the Maldon Mud Race in Maldon, Essex. The race originated in 1973 and involves competitors racing around a course on the mudbanks of the river Blackwater at low tide. AFP/Carl Court

A competitor falls in the mud as he takes part in the Maldon Mud Race in Maldon, Essex. The race originated in 1973 and involves competitors racing around a course on the mudbanks of the river Blackwater at low tide. AFP/Carl Court

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