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Tortoises race to win Zoopolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The greatest spectacle in racing is Sunday, but there was a special race at Indianapolis Zoo Wednesday morning.

The 36th annual Zoopolis 500 took place at 10:30 a.m. featuring tortoise racing. It’s a unique twist to the Indy 500 and usually brings in big crowds.

The 2013 Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan dropped the green flag to start the race.

There were 5 contestants and this year’s winner was Marco.

A tray of delicious fruits was waiting for him in the winner’s circle and fans were able to congratulate him after the race.

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The winning “pit crew” enjoyed icy cold bottles of milk.

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