John Graham is the spokesperson for the 29th Annual Worlds 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 arent juicing in the lizard locker room.
Graham says, One year we took urine samples, but we dont do that anymore. Youd know if they were on steroids, theyd be all bulked up. This is a steroid-free event we dont need a national scandal!
He advises participants to catch their lizard right before the race and keep them hungry so theyll run faster.
But make sure you dont starve them, cause that could lead to a deadly disqualification.
Graham says, One of the rules is you cant eat the competition. Thats instant disqualification.
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