Updated: 08 February 2013 18:00 | By msnNOW staff and Francis Whittaker
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The events at India's Rural Olympics are not for the faint of heart



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Talk about extreme sports. India's "Rural Olympics," the Kila Raipur Sports Festival, makes the X Games look like it's for wimps. The three-day festival, held every February, attracts more than a million people to the village of Kila Raipur to watch some 4,000 brave participants of all ages celebrate India's Punjab culture. They do that by competing in events like getting run over by farm equipment, balancing stacks of people on motorcycles, and using teeth for things that teeth normally should not be used for: pulling tractors, hoisting bicycles and lifting huge batches of bricks in a show of strength. Ouch. Click through the photos above and see if any inspire you to try something extreme.

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