In St. Petersberg, Moscow and Berlin, ladies wearing shoes with a minimum heel of 9cm (3.5 in) competed with one another for thousands of dollars in prize money.
Seems crazy to me, and looks like a good way to break an ankle. But it's also yet another reminder that, no matter what your interests, you can find a way to get active and stay fit in a way that's fun for you.
UPDATE: 2 SEPT 2008
High heeled women sprint for world record in Sydney
Women wear stiletto heels in a race for a prize of 5,000 Australian dollars (4,250 U.S. dollars) at Circular Quay in Sydney Sept. 2, 2008. Over 260 women broke the world record for the most runners in a high heels sprint, said organisers.
Brittney McGlone, 18, of Braidwood near Canberra kisses her trophy after winning a stiletto sprint race for a prize of 5,000 Australian dollars (4,250 U.S. dollars) at Circular Quay in Sydney Sept. 2, 2008.