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When I first heard the term "Pancake Race", I thought it was an eating contest

It is not. According to Yahoo! News – Oddly Enough, American Jill Wettstein won a “trans-Atlantic pancake race”, beating out the British winner, Andrea Rawlings.

Rawlings was the fastest in a field of 26 apron-clad contestants between ages 20 and 73, who ran from the Olney market place to the local church while carrying a pancake in a frying pan.

The women are required to flip their pancakes before the start of the race and at the end to prove they haven’t dropped the pancakes.

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Legend has it that the Olney race started in 1445 when a harassed housewife, rushing to be on time for church, arrived at the service still clutching her frying pan with a pancake in it.

A beautiful, honorable sport.