The ancient English sport of cheese rolling, which consists of chasing an 8-pound wheel of double Gloucester cheese down a steep 300-yard course, is back. It wasn't really extinct long. The annual spring race at Cooper's Hill, Gloucestershire, had been canceled for one year because 27 racers were injured in 1997's roll.
Stephen Brain, 30, of Gloucester, won all three men's races in the revived event Monday. The winner is the first person to cross the line after the cheese, and the prize is . .. the cheese wheel. "The trick is to try and stay on your feet," Brain said.