Monday, August 20, 2007

Keep the Heels On, OK?

Working hard for the money

The Germans never cease in finding ways to amuse themselves.

Or me, for that matter.

Now, I'm all for admiring the ladies in stilettos, but, um, this isn't quite how envisioned seeing 100 of them strutting their stuff.

High Heels of Fire
The distance was 100 meters. The field was 100 women. The prize was €10,000. The setting was Berlin. And the shoes were stilettos.

With a time of 14.7 seconds, Berliner Denise Hanitzsch beat out 99 fellow heel-wearers Saturday to take the prize in the second annual "Stiletto Run," held in West Berlin near the upscale Kurf├╝rstendamm shopping district.
Damn, 14.7 is a decent time in the 100, never mind doing it in heels.
Victory will be particularly sweet for Hanitzsch, who was held to second place in last year's race after one of her heels broke.

Asked how she would spend her prize -- a €10,000 ($13,500) gift certificate for Berlin's upscale KaDeWe department store -- Hanitzsch told Bild: "On shoes! What else?"

The lovely Ms. Hanitzsch had a leg up on the competition

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