English town regains Pancake Day Race title from Kansas town

Residents of Olney, England, have reclaimed the title in the long-running International Pancake Day Race against competitors from Liberal, Kansas, which involves donning aprons and scarves, sprinting and flipping pancakes.

Olney resident Lianne Fisher won Tuesday with a record time of 55.02 seconds on the 415-yard course that participants run with a pancake in a pan, flipping it at the beginning and end of the race. She beat Liberal’s Summer Parsons, who finished in 62.61.

Both towns run the race at 11:55 a.m. local time on Shrove Tuesday — widely known in Britain as Pancake Day — the last day before Lent.

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