Competitive Weed Smokers Burned Through the Bong-A-Thon

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Jacqueline Collins
Competitive bong toking, wrestling and more pot-friendly fun took place at the annual Bong-A-Thon in Gilpin County August 2-4.
Every year in Colorado, pot smokers put their lungs to the test at the Bong-A-Thon, a secretive competition that declares the fastest bong hitters west of the Mississippi. Taking place throughout the weekend of August 2-4 at an undisclosed location in Gilpin County, the Bong-A-Thon let a Westword photographer capture the wrestling, wet T-shirts and weed-smoking races that have been drawing stoners to the mountains for over forty years.