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Liberal Wins Pancake Race In Record Time

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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.


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