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Woman is knocked unconscious in famous cheese-rolling race - and wins

By Jennifer Hassan

30 May 2023 · 3 min read

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  1. The annual cheese roll is a race dating back centuries in Gloucestershire, England.

LONDON - For hundreds of years, people have gathered in Gloucestershire, England, to fling themselves down a notoriously steep hill - in pursuit of a hefty chunk of golden-yellow cheese.

The annual cheese roll, a race dating back centuries, often results in broken bones and concussions as participants tumble, run and bounce down the 180-meter (590-foot) hillside to become the first to cross the finish line.

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