Liberal wins 2019 International Pancake Race

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The International Pancake Race, a Mardi Gras tradition dating back to 1950, took place in Liberal today. It was the 70th year for the event.

This year’s winner is Maggie Lapinski with a time of 62.98 seconds. Lapinski won the race back in 2017. She coaches cross country. 

Lapinski beat Olney’s winner, Amy Butler, who had a race time of 70 seconds according to the High Plains Daily Leader and KSCB radio.

The International Pancake Race between women in Liberal and Olney, England starts promptly at 11:55 a.m. (5:55 p.m. Olney time).

The race stretches back to 1950 when women in Olney, England began competing against women in Liberal to see who could run the fastest foot race while flipping pancakes in a frying pan.

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