In 1979, the National Crab Racing Association was formed by Jim Morgan in Florida. He spent all of his time building this new sport, scouring beaches for championship hermit crabs. One fateful day, Morgan met a man who was the largest importer of hermit crabs. Ever since then, each year, the strongest and leanest crab competitors are chosen and put through extensive training to compete against one another. In a hermit-crab race, the participants are placed in the center of a circle and the first one to cross the finish line wins.