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Turtle-y awesome!

A GROUP of friends from Coventry came out of their shells to conquer one of the wackiest races in the world.

Four fearless friends from Coundon joined forces to create 'Team Turtle Heads' and compete in the Red Bull Soapbox Race, in London, on Sunday.

Kevin Thomas, Sam Wright, Danny Thomas and Andrea Popovic created a giant replica of Crush the Turtle from Disney Pixar's Finding Nemo to act as their transport as they careered down a 400-metre course in carts with no engines or pedals, reaching speeds of up to 30mph.

More than 60 teams competed in the event as judges marked participants on showmanship and creativity, as well as simply crossing the line.

The event attracted teams from all over the world and was held in the grounds of Alexandra Palace.

Coverage of the event was also filmed for television channel Dave.

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The quartet who took part in the Red Bull Soapbox Challenge in London. Right: in action |

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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Jul 14, 2015
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