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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – South Florida college students put their skills to the test and literally tired to walk on water.

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It was part of Florida International University’s 29th annual walk on water race.

Students had to design and construct shoes that would allow them to walk across a 175-foot lake on the school’s campus.

More than 60 architecture students from FIU took part in the race.

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Students, faculty and alumni stood by and cheered them on from the shoreline.

The winners earned scholarships that can be used towards study abroad experiences.

This year’s winner actually broke a record, crossing the lake in less than two minutes.

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The event has become a school tradition, with students each year learning and improving on the prior year’s designs.