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Teen's Stinky Sneakers Snag a Prize

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Teen's Stinky Sneakers Snag a Prize

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Success isn't always sweet. Sometimes it's stinky. For a year-and-a-half, 13-year-old Kathleen Tuck of Utah did everything in her sneakers. Soccer, basketball, hiking — even wading in the Great Salt Lake. And it paid off. Tuck won the 32nd annual National Odor-Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest — and $2,500. Maybe now she'll buy a new pair.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

Success isn't always sweet for Kathleen Tuck. It's just plain stinky. For a year-and-a-half, the 13-year-old did everything in her sneakers. Soccer, basketball, hiking, even wading in the Great Salt Lake. The sneakers got so bad, brine shrimp wormed their way in. But it all paid off in the end. Tuck won the 32nd annual National Odor-Eaters Rotten Sneaker contest. Now, she can buy a new pair with her $2,500 winnings.

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