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Nineteen people were injured chasing a cheese after relentless rains made the UK's most bizarre sporting challenge more perilous.

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Fearless thrill-seekers chased a giant cheese down a steep slope at the annual cheese rolling at Coopers Hill, Gloucestershire.

Caked in mud they flipped, somersaulted and tumbled 200 metres down the sheer face in pursuit of a giant runaway circle of cheese.

Organisers claimed the wet weather had softened the ground, reducing the risk of serious injury, but more than 30 volunteers from St John Ambulance were kept busy dealing with 19 injuries.

Christopher Anderson, 19, who won the first race, was carried away from the hill on a spinal board after hurting his back as he tumbled past the finish line head over heels.

Fellow contestant Shane Beard told the Daily Mail: "The conditions were horrific, you just have to get your head down and hope for the best.

"Chris went absolutely flying - he is completely fearless but I hope he hasn't hurt himself."

The event attracted competitors and spectators from across the world. A film crew arrived from Brazil while contestants heralded from far away as Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

Among the contestants was comedian Rory McGrath, who slid down finishing last in the penultimate race.

He said: "I think my low centre of gravity counted against me. I live nearby but have never been before - they go absolutely flying by."

http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_2870095.html


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Notice how they are all MEN?????? Need I say more?


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looks like their in hot pursuit of that 600 pound hooker!


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:lol: @ the hooker comment

sliding down that muddy hill looks kinda painful

And packin it pretty tight to say the least!


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Notice how they are all MEN?????? Need I say more?

:lol: so true


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Nineteen people were injured chasing a cheese after relentless rains made the UK's most bizarre sporting challenge more perilous.

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can't someone just buy these guys some food? :unsure:


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so this is what happens when britain outlaws fox hunting, the lads go chasing cheese........ :blink:


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No, cheese chasing pre dates foxhunting by a few centuries - it could date back to 1000 BC.

Also, while only men are pictured, women do take part in the event.


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No, cheese chasing pre dates foxhunting by a few centuries - it could date back to 1000 BC.

Also, while only men are pictured, women do take part in the event.

Sorry, I don't believe it. I'm from Missouri, the "Show Me" State!


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You only get one trip

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You only get one trip

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