Pushcart derby

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The Pushcart derby is a popular sporting event held every August in Jamaica where homemade carts that are used for street vending, to transport items or as a racing cart take part in races like the American soap box races. The carts have been clocked at up to 60 miles per hour on a downhill homestretch.

The venue of the event is the Kaiser's Sports Club for the finals of the annual Push Cart Derby. [1]

The pushcart derby in Jamaica is credited as the inspiration for the Jamaica national bobsled team.[2]

The pushcart derby is also featured in the 1993 movie Cool Runnings.

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  1. ^ History of Pushcart Derby. Jambob.com. Accessed June 2, 2012.
  2. ^ Interview with Devon ‘Pele’ Harris Jamaica Bobsled Team Member