It may not seem as exciting as a title fight in Las Vegas, but for the cell biologists participating in the World’s First Cell Race there was the same thrill of victory and the agony of defeat as they placed their cells on a special petri dish racetrack.

A line of bone marrow stem cells from the National University of Singapore walked — or whatever cells do — away with the honors traveling at 5.2 microns per minute. That’s 0.000204 inches per minute to you and I. (via dvice)