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  • 25 February 2013, 12:55

Thousands turn out for topless tobogganing

Topless toboggan race /Europics

Thousands of spectators turned out to cheer on hardy competitors in a topless sledging contest in Germany.

Both men and women took part in the topless toboggan races down a 100 metre course in Altenberg.

They braved sub-zero temperatures wearing next to nothing in the hope of winning the 1,000 first prize.

Former male model Nico Schwanz came first in the men's section while Annett Schnadelbach, 30, sloped off with the women's trophy.

"It was freezing out there and you feel like you're going very, very fast because of the wind whistling through every bit of your body," said Ms Schnadelbach.

"But it was certainly fun warming up again afterwards."