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Colorado Springs Vet Wins England’s ‘Cheese Roll’

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Colorado Springs-based American Kenny Rackers celebrates winning the first race at Cooper's Hill on May 27, 2013 in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, England. (credit: CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

Colorado Springs-based American Kenny Rackers celebrates winning the first race at Cooper’s Hill on May 27, 2013 in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, England. (credit: CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

GLOUCESTERSHIRE, England (CBS4) – A veteran from Colorado is the big cheese in England.

The annual “Cheese Roll” races took place at Cooper’s Hill near Gloucestershire on Monday. The object is simple — toss a wheel of cheese down a very, very steep hill and roll down after it.

Dressed in red, white and blue, Army veteran Kenny Rackers from Colorado Springs came up with the prize.

“I came over 3,000 or 4,000 miles just for this race. I put it on my bucket list and today it was to win and that’s what I did,” Rackers said.

Daredevils from across the world converge on the town of Brockworth during the country’s Bank Holiday for the event. Rolling down the hill is dangerous and some contestants break legs or arms.

PHOTO GALLERY: Kenny Rackers Wins ‘Cheese Roll’

This year the cheese was replaced by a piece of heavy foam.

Kenny Rackers

Kenny Rackers (in the stripes suit) during the race. (credit: CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

Cheese Roll

(credit: CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

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