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Sidney

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Sidney

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    SidneythesnailfromEnglandwascrossingthefinish linefinallyattheworldsnailracingchampionships.It

    crossedthefinishlineaftercoveringthe13?inchcoursein

    threeminutes41seconds.

    Thegastrapod(腹足类动物)wonthefinalatthevillagefete(游乐会)inCongham,Norfolkin atimeofthreeminutesand41seconds. Hisowner,62year-oldClaireLawrencefrom tankard(大啤酒杯)filledwithlettuce.

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    Litcham,Norfolk,waspresentedwithasilver heldinCongham~NorfolkonJuly17,2010.

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    calledthe"Newmarketofsnailracing".

    achampionshipofficial,toldTheTelegraph,

    "SnailslikedampconditionsandasConghamissurroundedbypondsandisverylowlying,itis justrightforsnails.ConghamistosnailracingwhatNewmarketistohorseracing." "Ready,steady,sbw"isthe?calltobegintheraces,whichareheldonatabletopcovered withadampcloth

    Thesnailsareplacedinthecentreofaninnercircle,fromwhichtheymusttravel13inches toanoutercirclewhichformsthefinishingline.

    Oncethesnailshavebeenplacedinsidetheinnercircle,theirownersarenotallowedto touchthem.The13inchcourseiskeptwellwateredthroughouttoencouragegoodspeeds. TheBelfastTelegraphreportedthatabout200competitorsgatheredforthisyear'Sevent, whichisheldduringthevillagefete.About

    3.500wasraisedforSt.Andrew'SChurchinCongham.

    ThepreviouswinnerwasKeikkiKovalainen,asnailwhose13-year'oldownernamedhimafter

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    ough,toldTheTelegraph,"It'Sagoodcleansport,

    andeye,onecangetinvolved,andfortunatelywe've

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    n0nailha_sfailedaralldomslimesample(黏液随机

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