International Pancake Race http://kmuw.org en English Runner Continues To Dominate Against Liberal In Annual Pancake Race http://kmuw.org/post/english-runner-continues-dominate-against-liberal-annual-pancake-race <p>An English runner won the 65th annual Shrove Tuesday pancake race on Tuesday.</p><p>20-year-old Devon Byrne of Olney, England, covered the course in a record time of 55.61 seconds. This is her third win in a row.</p><p>Runners in this friendly competition between Olney and Liberal, Kansas, wear aprons and head scarves, and run the course with a pancake in a pan.</p><p>Byrne beat 25-year-old Summer Parsons, who won the leg of the race in Liberal with a time of 63.5 seconds.</p><p>Olney has won the race 28 times, and Liberal has 36 wins.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:15:30 +0000 Associated Press 31051 at http://kmuw.org Why Does Liberal Have An Annual Pancake Race Against A Town In The UK? http://kmuw.org/post/why-does-liberal-have-annual-pancake-race-against-town-uk <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Eight hundred miles from the bright colors, music and costumes of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, a quiet snow falls on the southwest Kansas town of Liberal. It’s not obvious right away that something important is happening, but as you move downtown it becomes pretty clear that Liberal is not going to let a few inches of snow stop them from their annual celebration—the International Pancake Race between Liberal and Olney, England. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Fletcher Powell 12914 at http://kmuw.org Why Does Liberal Have An Annual Pancake Race Against A Town In The UK?