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English mother, daughter to watch Kansas leg of pancake race

Associated Press - February 15, 2015 10:59 am

English mother, daughter to watch Kansas leg of pancake race

An English mother and daughter who are both past champions of a trans-Atlantic pancake race will be in southwest Kansas for this year’s competition.

The High Plains Daily Leader reports that 21-year-old Devon Byrne won’t be able to compete Tuesday because she won for a third straight time last year.

So she’s doing the next best thing and watching the Liberal leg of the Shrove Tuesday competition in which women from there and Olney, England, run the course with a pancake in their pan, flipping it at the beginning and end.

Her mother, Lesley Byrne, won the international competition in 1988 and 1989. She also won the Olney leg in 1993 on the same she learned she was pregnant with her daughter, Devon Byrne.