Alaska Teen Wins Rotten Sneaker Contest

(AP Photo/Toby Talbot) :: Ben Russell, 15, of Eagle River, Alaska, holds his winning pair of sneakers in the annual Odor-Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest in Montpelier, Vt., Tuesday, March 18, 2008 , in the annual contest sponsored by the shoe insert maker. .

Updated: 3/19/2008


Ben Russell has a title most people would walk away from. Russell, 15, from Eagle River, Alaska, beat seven other contestants from around the country to claim the title of rottenest sneakers in the country.

He won the championship in Montpelier, Vermont, in the annual Odor-Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest, sponsored by the shoe insert maker.

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