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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — No they don’t have a God complex, but they do think their creativity and ingenuity will allow them to walk on water.

On Friday, college students from across the country will give it a try at the 27th annual Walk on Water, a race organized by Florida International University professor Jaime Canaves.

Those taking part in the competition were tasked with designing floating shoes to get them across a 175-foot-wide campus lake.

Each year, students have improved on the prior year’s designs. This year’s event will include 50 FIU architecture students using their creations to earn an “A” in their Material and Methods of Design class.

This year there will be two races. One is open to students from universities and colleges across the country, and the other is for FIU students.

The first place finishers of both races will each win $1,000. In the FIU race, the second place winner will receive $750 and the third place winner $500.

Anyone who breaks the record by crossing in less than 1 minute and 3 seconds will also get an additional $1,000.

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