Hundreds compete in famous cheese-rolling event in Gloucestershire

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Hundreds of people hurled themselves down Coopers Hill in Gloucestershire today for the world-famous cheese-rolling event.

The winner was even knocked unconscious while running down the hill chasing a 3kg (7lb).

People arrived at the hill near Brockworth hoping to see a spectacle, as competitors prepared to chase the wheel of Double Gloucester.

There had been concerns raised over the safety during the race with emergency services confirming that they would not be present at this year's event.

The female race was won by Delaney Irving, who was actually knocked unconscious at the finish line.

The 19-year-old told ITV News West Country: "I decided yesterday that I would do the race and then I started running.

"I remember hitting my head and now I have the cheese. I kind of blacked out for most of it."

Posting about her win on social media, she said she had only realised she had won the race when she woke up in the medical tent.

Matt Crolla from Manchester was the victor in the men's.

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