Snails race in slow championships

Last updated at 10:47

When you think of a race, we'd forgive you for thinking speed, agility and competitive spirit.

Not here in France, where the annual World Snail Racing Championships have taken place.

The event has been going for over 40 years - and it's not just the glory of winning that the snails are racing for...

The slowest competitors are eaten when the race is over!