At the 39th Annual Angel Fire World Championship Shovel Race, competitors sat on the scoop of a standard aluminum snow shovel with the handle pointed downhill. When they lift their hands and feet, gravity takes them for a ride at speeds up to 60 miles-per-hour.
Each rider gets two shots to clock the fastest time down the front of the Angel Fire Ski Mountain. Shovel racing began as a simple contest in the 1970s when ski lift operators would ride their shovels down the mountain at the end of their shifts.
The former task grew to become a featured sport during the early years of the Winter X Games. This year, more than 100 men, women and children competed for the title. Source: Inside Edition