Monday, February 23, 2009


England Has Nothing On American Pancake Racers

LIBERAL, Kan. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – When it comes to pancake racing, American women destroy the ladies of Great Britain.

The 60th Annual International Pancake Day Races take place in Liberal, Kansas, and Olney, England, tomorrow (Feb. 24), where female runners on both sides of the pond race simultaneously while holding a pancake on a skillet to determine which country rules.

The score currently stands at 25 wins for Olney and 33 wins for Liberal, and Liberal race spokesperson JoAnn Combs says the stats show that American ladies triumph in the silly sport.

She says, “It proves that ladies in Liberal are competitive. We like to win. We take it seriously and we keep our eye on the prize at all times. We’re more determined to not lose our edge.”

This year, Olney’s town mayor is attending the Liberal race, and Combs assures she’ll be “keeping a close eye on him” in case he tries to sabotage the race.

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