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Chris Anderson says he has "nothing to prove" after claiming his 22nd wheel of Double Gloucester cheese in 14 years. A champion cheese chaser has smashed the record for the most wins in Gloucestershire's death-defying cheese rolling race.
Chris Anderson, 30, says he now has "nothing to prove" after scooping his 22nd Double Gloucester cheese in 14 years. The professional soldier, who doesn't even like the taste of Double Gloucester, tumbled down Cooper's Hill in Brockworth to get his hands on an 8lb wheel of the cheese. He broke the record held by fellow dairy-devil Stephen Gyde, who boasted 20 cheeses before retiring in to focus on being a father.
Mr Anderson won the first and third of three races on Monday, with thousands of spectators turning out to watch the centuries-old tradition. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player.
It is unclear how many people took part in 's event, but the chase is said to attract at least 40 competitors a year. Lucy Letby: Nurse denies murdering eight babies and attempted murder of another 10 at Chester hospital. Mr Anderson, who only likes cheddar cheese, skipped the second race but won again in the third despite tearing his left calf muscle in the process. When asked about the secret to his success, he replied: "Just run and try and stay on your feet.
The chaser has put his body on the line on his long road to success, having suffered a broken ankle in and bruised kidneys in He has dedicated his victories to his wife's nephew Arthur Bace, who suffers from the rare genetic Cheese rolling 2008 Nonketotic Hyperglycinemia. Nathan Anstey, 30, travelled all the way from Melbourne in Australia to take part in the event wearing just a pair of "budgie smugglers".
He said: "Last year was the first time I did it and I knew I had to come back. It's a no-brainer.
Explaining his risque costume, Mr Anstey said: "It's an Australian thing, the budgie smugglers, and the crowd absolutely love it. The women's race was won by Flo Early, 27, who picked up a Double Gloucester for the third time having won in and Rebel cheese rollers have been staging their own unofficial event after health and safety fears caused the official competition to be cancelled in The unusual event has been celebrated for centuries and is thought to have its roots in a heathen festival to celebrate the return of spring.
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