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England Town Reclaims Pancake Day Race Title from Kansas

LIBERAL, Kan. (AP) — Residents of Olney, England, have reclaimed the championship title of International Pancake Day Race in a long-running competition with Liberal, Kansas, that involves sprinting, aprons and pancake flipping. Tuesday's race marked the 67th year of the offbeat tradition between the two towns. Olney resident Lianne Fisher won with a finishing time of 55.02 seconds, beating Liberal's Summer Parsons, who finished in 62.6 seconds. During the race, entrants wear aprons and scarves while running a 415-yard course with a pancake in a pan, flipping the pancake at the beginning and end of the race. Both towns run the race at 11:55 am local time on Shrove Tuesday, the last day before Lent. Entrants are generally women, but this year's Olney group included Barney Harwood, representing the BBC children's show, "Blue Peter."



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