Better luck next year. But until then, ”U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!”
An American daredevil has defied health and safety warnings to win the annual Cheese Rolling competition.
Kenny Rackers, 27, travelled more than 4,000 miles from Colorado Springs to a steep hill in Gloucestershire to take part in the world-famous event. The estate agent, who wore a US stars and stripes morph suit, had travelled to the UK to compete in the race having seen previous events on the television.
“I came over specially for this and I did what I had to do to win,” he said afterwards. “It feels great, I trained a long time for this and got hurt on the hill practising. I came three days early and I took a bad spill, but I came to win and that’s what I did. I came 3,000 or 4,000 miles just for this race. I put it on my bucket list and today it was to win and that’s what I did.”
You read that? Nothing stops an American athlete in pursuit of glory: