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Larry The Snail Defies Humble Origins To Win World Snail Racing Championship

Larry The Snail Defies Humble Origins To Win World Snail Racing Championship
From Deadspin - July 17, 2017

On Friday, Larry was an ordinary and unassuming garden snail wandering around a rural backyard. On Saturday, he defeated 134 other snails to be crowned king at the official World Snail Racing Championship in Congham, England.

How did such a simple snail rise beyond his station so quickly and shock the world with his natural talent??? TheEastern Daily Press has the story, and its truly an inspiring one. Larry was discovered in the garden of local woman Tara Beasley just the night before the big racethe night before!but he managed to be brave even in the faceof some frightful weather in order to capture the title.

In the words of race organizer Hilary Scase, as told to the Daily Press:

It was quite a slow time. It was a bit windy and snails dont like wind, so all times were quite slow.

Tara has taken Larry home and she has treated him to some grapes. She thinks that he managed to win because when she got him out of the garden she sat him on cucumber and she thought that was a good diet.

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