BROCKWORTH, ENGLAND – MAY 25: Contestants in the men’s race chase a Double Gloucester Cheese down the steep gradient of Cooper’s Hill during the annual Bank Holiday tradition of cheese-rolling on May 25, 2009 in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, England. Thousands of spectators gathered to watch contestants from around the world tumbling down the 200m slope – which has a 1:1 gradient in parts – in a series of races, said to date back hundreds of years, with the winner of each receiving a cheese. Injuries such as broken arms and legs are commonplace (last year 30 people were treated), even forcing the cancellation of the event in the past. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)