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Brazil's Soapbox Cart Championship kicks off

Brazil's Soapbox Cart Championship kicks off

Competitors travel at speeds of more than 100km/h in the Brazilian Soapbox Cart Championship in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais state. 

The carts are madeof wood or iron and the course is 3km of steep descents. 

There are two categories: the traditional and the FLX which involve larger carts weighing up to 60kg and measuring 1.9 metres by 1 metre.