REPORTER: Carrying coal is a time-honored tradition here in Gawthorpe, England. These are the contestants of the 51st World Coal Carrying Championships, all hauling a 50 kilogram sack of coal up the 1100-metre course. One competitor admits that the extra weight is quite a burden.
UNKNOWN COMPETITOR: "It's heavy. I would like to confirm, quick scientific test, it's heavy."
REPORTER: So why would they bother? Gawthorpe used to be a coal mining town, although all the mines are now closed, its tradition lives on in the form of the annual race. And of course there is a cash prize involved of 750 British Pounds, which is about 1260 US dollars… claimed by 30-year-old Chris Birkin, who was also crowned champion in 2010. In the women's race, it was Penny Ditchfield who beat 30 fellow competitors to win in a time of four minutes and 39 seconds.
Note that the reporter says the numbers in the American way: seven hundred fifty (instead of seven hundred and fifty), and twelve hundred sixty (instead of one thousand two hundred and sixty).