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Cheese rolling contest not a walk in the park

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 01:09

May 27 - Thousands gather for the annual cheese rolling competition in Gloucestershire, England where competitors chase a wheel of cheese down a steep hill. Tara Cleary reports.

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It's remote … it's terrifyingly steep … but this hill in Gloucestershire, England attracts thousands every year for the annual cheese rolling competition. Contestants hurtle down the slope in three separate races and each winner takes home a wheel of … you guessed it … cheese. Thirteen-time champ, Chris Anderson, was sidelined by an ankle injury, but offered some advice. SOUNDBITE: Chris Anderson, 13-time champion, saying (English): "Stay to the right hand side and just lean back and run as fast as you can. If you fall over, just let yourself go." Yeah, right, good luck with that. Winner of one race was Ryan Fairley, who risked his life for something he's not that fond of. SOUNDBITE: Ryan Fairley, second race winner, saying (English): "Nah, I don't like cheese (CHILDREN LAUGHING). It ain't really my thing, rather a beer like, you know." Predictably, a contestant was injured - what is surprising, though, is that many more people aren't hurt trying to be the big cheese.

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Cheese rolling contest not a walk in the park

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 01:09