[Dambulla, Sri Lanka; October 7. Image via Getty]

Competitors from several countries take part in the cycle segment of the Amazon Raid endurance race in Sri Lanka's north central town of Dambulla on October 7, 2009. Some 120 women, mostly from France, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Sri Lanka, are taking part in the six day event that tests participants in disciplines ranging from cycling to trekking. The race takes place in one of Sri Lanka's former historic cities of Dambulla and in Sigiriya, which is a world heritage site and home to a fifth-century rock fortress. AFP PHOTO/Ishara S. KODIKARA (Photo credit should read Ishara S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)