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International Pancake Day Race The International Pancake Day Race began despite the weather. All photos courtesy pancakeday.net

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Results of International Pancake Day Race 2019
The USA pips Olney to the pancake post

Published on March 6, 2019

Winner Maggie Lapinski Race winner Maggie Lapinski (right) being presented with the prayer book from Olney, England by Toni Smith (left)

Yesterday marked the 70th anniversary of the Transatlantic International Pancake Day races between Olney, England and Liberal, Kansas, and the results are in!

This year's best time came from Liberal, Kansas, whose Pancake Day race was won in 1 minute 2.98 seconds by Maggie Lapinski (pictured below in race, and right). The best time from Olney was 1 minute 10 seconds from Amy Butler.

The results mean that Liberal extend their overall lead in the event, with 39 wins compared to Olney's 29 wins.

Overall though, the results are just one aspect of the fun that this special event delivers. Congratulations to Maggie and Amy on their respective wins, and to Liberal for pipping the UK to the pancake post this year, but more than anything, congratulations to both towns for showing us that the Special Relationship is alive in the Transatlantic communities and histories that bring the UK and USA together!

If you'd like to read more about the history of International Pancake Day, check out our Q&A with Liberal resident Gary Classen, who has been involved with the race since the '90s - www.theamerican.co.uk/pr/ft-International-Pancake-Day-2019


Maggie Lapinski Maggie Lapinski rounding turn 1 on her way to victory

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