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Mascots race for gold

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 - 01:06

May 7 - Mascots of sports teams and businesses gather for their annual race at Kempton Park in the United Kingdom. Elly Park reports.

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They're not here for good luck, but for a win. Twenty-seven mascots from all over the UK came to Kempton Park near London for the annual British Mascot Grand National. Each mascot represents a sports club or a business in the 200 meter race - such as 'Mr. Bumble' of soccer team Barnet, who is the bee to beat. Sarrie the Camel, of rugby team Saracens sets the early pace, but not for long. Allowing 'Barry Barratt' the mascot of a local building firm to sprint to victory, five seconds ahead of last year's winner, Mr. Bumble. Besides bragging rights for the winner, the race also raises money for a charity. It's has done so every year since 1999 when Birmingham City soccer club's mascot 'Brummie Bulldog' clinched the title.

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Mascots race for gold

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 - 01:06