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The sack race or potato sack race is a competitive game in which participants place both of their legs inside a sack or pillow case that reaches their waist or neck and hop forward from a starting point toward a finish line. The first person to cross the finish line is the winner of the race.
Possible rule changes that people make to the traditional game include using extra large sacks and running inside the bag; however, in some cases such activity may be viewed as cheating.
Sack racing is traditionally seen as an activity for children, but people of any age can compete. In schools, the sack race often takes place on a Sports Day, along with numerous other events such as the egg and spoon race. It is also a frequent pastime at fairs, birthday parties, and picnics.
The fastest 100 metres sack race is 26.22 seconds and was achieved by Stephen Wildish (UK) in Swindon, UK, on 27 October 2017. Stephen also holds the world record for the 200 metres sack race, he completed the distance in a time of 64.19 seconds on 17 August 2018. Stephen describes himself as the Usain Bolt of the sack race.
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