Is this one of the strangest races you have ever seen?

Australia has hosted one of the most bizarre races ever seen – the world’s first motorised cooler championships.

Held in Port Douglas, a global field of 42 competitors took part. But it was local man Darren Thompson who claimed victory with a time of two minutes 17 seconds.

Coolers are portable boxes used to keep food and drink at low temperatures.

The championships formed part of Port Doublas’ Carnivale celebrations.