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Monday
Jul232012

Serbian Brides-to-Be Race for Cheaper Wedding

File photo. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BELGRADE, Serbia) -- A group of about 100 Serbian brides, decked out in wedding gowns and running shoes, gathered in Belgrade to race for the ultimate prize: help paying for the wedding.

The women ran in a 150-meter dash outside of the Serbian parliament, some even tying knots in their wedding gowns to make it easier to run.

Some women hoped to save on the ever-expensive wedding costs, while others said they participated just for the fun.

The winner, Sanja Cigoja, crossed the finish line in just 19 seconds, earning a much cheaper wedding than expected.

Those who didn’t win were just glad to be a part of the race.

“My groom was waiting for me at the finish line, but [since I didn't win], the wedding is off this year,” a competitor named Vesna joked. “I arrived to the finish line second to last. I was close, better luck next time. Taking part in this event is more important than winning.”

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Tuesday
Mar062012

Prince Harry Beats Olympian Usain Bolt in Race in Jamaica

Chris Jackson/Getty Images(KINGSTON, Jamaica) -- Prince Harry is busy at work on his overseas tour as a royal envoy for his grandmother, the queen, but that hasn’t stopped the 27-year-old royal from having fun.

The prince, who is in Jamaica as part of a 10-day trip to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, faced off against Olympic great Usain Bolt in a friendly 20-meter race.

Sneaking in a false start before Bolt was out of the starting blocks, the prince took off down the track to beat the world’s fastest man.

Bolt, a Jamaican track and field star who holds the world record in the 100-meter sprint, laughed at the prince’s antics and quickly caught up to him down the track.

“He cheated, I said we would have a rematch in London 2012 and Harry said, ‘I’m busy,’” Bolt told the BBC, going on to compliment the prince’s laid-back style. “He’s cool, very down to earth. When you meet dignitaries you think it will be difficult but he just wanted to laugh. It was an honor and a pleasure to meet him.”

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Afterward, the duo joked around and posed for photos in Bolt’s signature “to the world” pose. Bolt presented the prince with a T-shirt in the Jamaican national colors that said “‘Harry can Bolt.”

Besides hamming it up with Bolt, the fun-loving prince boogied with locals during a stop in Belize over the weekend and was photographed smiling with Miss Bahamas contestants at an event for young Bahamian leaders.

Harry, who is third in line to the throne, has attended to royal business, meeting with officials and visiting hospitals and charity organizations throughout the trip. He meets with Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller later Tuesday, and will attend a state dinner Tuesday evening.

On Wednesday, the prince will meet with Jamaican Defense Force soldiers and will join them in firearm practice and a ceremony rappelling down a 60-foot fast rope tower.

His first official trip on the queen’s behalf ends Thursday.

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