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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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Last Update: 19 July, 2011
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