World Snail Racing Championships
2008 World Champion!
Heikki the snail winning the 2008 championship. Photo: © Scase News Service Ltd
The 2008 world snail racing championship was held on Saturday 19th July. The 2008 world champion was a snail called Heikki who won in a time of 3 mins 2 secs. The owner was 13-year-old Georgie Brown from East Winch near King's Lynn.
Snails race on a circular course. The Championship attracted world wide media attention.
The 2008 finals start. Photos: © Scase News Service Ltd
Heikki the snail was off to a flying start and never looked back
Heikki the snail winning the 2008 final. Photos: © Scase News Service Ltd
After the gruelling race Heikki dined on some Norfolk lettuce before being reunited with his owner Georgie Brown
Heikki the snail and owner Georgie Brown. Photos: © Scase News Service Ltd
This event forms part of the Congham Church annual fete
Snails competing in heats before the final. Photos: © Scase News Service Ltd
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19 July, 2011
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