Brit wins pancake race

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LIBERAL, Kan. (AP) — Ok, so maybe it isn’t the World Cup, or even the World Series. But there is a result in an international competition pitting contestants in Kansas against their British counterparts. And in yesterday’s annual pancake race between Liberal, Kansas and Onley, England — the winner was an English woman. Katie Godor won the 71st International Pancake Day race with a time of 1:06. That was just a tad faster than Whitney Hay, who won the Liberal leg of the race in 1:09. Women in the event must run a 415-yard race while carrying a pancake in a frying pan and flipping it at the beginning and end. The race began in Onley in the 15th century — and Liberal challenged Onley to an international competition in 1950.