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American cheese rolling champ loses Double Gloucester prize

By The Citizen  |  Posted: May 31, 2013

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Kenny Rackers, from Colorado, wowed a 5,000-strong crowd at last weekend's cheese roll, but he's lost his Double Gloucester prize.

The 27 year-old travelled all the way from the USA just to take part in the madcap event on Cooper's Hill,in Brockworth, on Bank Holiday Monday.

But in an interview with state-side magazine The American, Rackers admits he lost his prize cheese along with his luggage.

He said: "I won the Double Gloucester cheese, which is an eight or nine pound cheese. I got to take it home, but they lost my bags and I haven't got it back yet – I'm a little worried about Customs!"

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He also went on to say how nice the local supporters were.

"I met a lot of great people," he added.

"I didn't think the local people would be so supportive of me – to them I was probably another 'loud American', I was never rude, but I have 'American' red, white and blue hair and wore American clothing.

"Everywhere I went people wished me luck, except right at the beginning of the race when a lot of my fellow competitors were like, “You have no chance, American!” I knew they were wrong, shook their hands, wished them luck and let my actions do the talking! It was amazing to have all the local support.

"And surprisingly there were at least 200 Americans there – I pretty much shook all their hands."

To read the full interview visit www.theamerican.co.uk/pr/ne_American_Cheese-Rolling.php.

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  • TrollhunterX  |  May 31 2013, 11:43AM

    Coming over here, stealing our cheeses... Sorry about out Customs, mind. Hope the luggage turns up.

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