Monday, June 23, 2008

Lizard Race Avoids Steroid Scandal

LOVINGTON, N.M. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Lizards are competitive creatures, but they’re not on steroids.

John Graham is the spokesperson for the 29th Annual World’s Greatest Lizard Race, slinking into Lovington, New Mexico, on July 4.

The scaly sporting event features nearly 100 lizards racing down a 16-foot track in heats of six, and although the reptiles can be quick as lightning, they aren’t juicing in the lizard locker room.

Graham says, “One year we took urine samples, but we don’t do that anymore. You’d know if they were on steroids, they’d be all bulked up. This is a steroid-free event – we don’t need a national scandal!”

He advises participants to catch their lizard right before the race and keep them hungry so they’ll run faster.

But make sure you don’t starve them, ’cause that could lead to a deadly disqualification.

Graham says, “One of the rules is you can’t eat the competition. That’s instant disqualification.”

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