Thursday, June 5, 2008

Billy The Kid Tombstone Race Is A Real Ball-Buster

HOBBS, N.M. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Billy The Kid is still busting people’s balls in his final resting place of New Mexico.

The Billy the Kid Tombstone Race is headed to Fort Sumner, New Mexico, on June 14, and challenges contestants to race down a 100-yard course and jump hurdles while lugging an 80-pound recreation of the infamous outlaw’s gravestone.

While the race can get heavy, spokesperson Melanie Ratliff says dudes are the only ones in danger.

Ratliff says, “Lots of guys try to hurdle the five-foot barrier instead of swinging their leg over it. That’s liable to leave a mark on the family jewels!”

Contestants come from across the state for the grueling race, but according to Ratliff, who also emceed last year’s event, sometimes the champs are in the crowd.

Last year’s second place finisher in the over 35 division was a local farmer.

She says, “He was just there to watch, but I got the whole crowd to egg him on. He was in work jeans!”

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