Liberal Wins Pancake Race In Record Time

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

Liberal has won the International Pancake Race in this the 60th year of the competition.

Tasha Gallegos, a former WSU track athlete from Liberal, sets a new record with a time of 57.5 seconds to smoke the competition from Olney, England where Jane Hughes had a time of 62 seconds.

According to legend, the Olney race started in 1445 when a
harried housewife arrived at church still clutching her frying pan
with a pancake in it. Liberal challenged Olney in 1950 after seeing
photos of the race in a magazine.

  • The Associated Press contributed to this report.

  • Photos courtesy The Southwest Times.

  • Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
    powered by Disqus
    KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
    Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 40231002 -