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Malorie, left and Natalie Otto watch to see if their worm would win, place or show. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Racing earthworms is sport at a glacial pace

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Minnesotans have a peculiar penchant for oddball sports, critter racing in particular.

Take your wood tick races,,, please. Then there's your cockroach races, your pigs, turtles and frogs.

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Enter the earthworm, or, more precisely, the night crawler.

Aug. 8 dozens of people gathered outside a rural Brainerd tavern to witness the first ever worm races.

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