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U.S. Dominates England’s Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling Event

Better luck next year. But until then, ”U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!”

Via the Independent:

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:

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