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National Cathedral Preservation and Facilities Director Jim Shepherd, right, beats National Cathedral Chief Operating Officer Rob Sokol, left, in one of the races during the annual Pancake Races on Shrove Tuesday (more commonly known as Mardi Gras) at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Teams from the National Cathedral, St. Alban's parish church, and affiliated schools race each other, flipping pancakes all the way as they as they compete for the coveted Golden Skillet, the competitions top prize. Billed as the only event of its kind in Washington celebrating the British tradition of "Pancake Day, as Mardi Gras is often known there, to mark the last day before the beginning of Lent. In centuries past, cooking pancakes made good use of eggs, butter, and milk, all rich foods that are traditionally eschewed during the forty days of Lent. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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St. Albans senior Rodrick Murray, left, loses to Beauvoir Elementary School student Charlie Savin, 8, as they compete in the annual Pancake Races on Shrove Tuesday (more commonly known as Mardi Gras) at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Teams from the National Cathedral, St. Alban's parish church, and affiliated schools race each other, flipping pancakes all the way as they as they compete for the coveted Golden Skillet, the competitions top prize. Billed as the only event of its kind in Washington celebrating the British tradition of "Pancake Day, as Mardi Gras is often known there, to mark the last day before the beginning of Lent. In centuries past, cooking pancakes made good use of eggs, butter, and milk, all rich foods that are traditionally eschewed during the forty days of Lent. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Beauvoir Elementary School student Charlie Savin, 8, center, beats National Cathedral Manager of Individual Giving Nat Wyeth, left, in the final race during the annual Pancake Races on Shrove Tuesday (more commonly known as Mardi Gras) at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Teams from the National Cathedral, St. Alban's parish church, and affiliated schools race each other, flipping pancakes all the way as they as they compete for the coveted Golden Skillet, the competitions top prize. Billed as the only event of its kind in Washington celebrating the British tradition of "Pancake Day, as Mardi Gras is often known there, to mark the last day before the beginning of Lent. In centuries past, cooking pancakes made good use of eggs, butter, and milk, all rich foods that are traditionally eschewed during the forty days of Lent. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Beauvoir Elementary School student Charlie Savin, 8, center, beats National Cathedral Manager of Individual Giving Nat Wyeth, left, in the final race during the annual Pancake Races on Shrove Tuesday (more commonly known as Mardi Gras) at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Teams from the National Cathedral, St. Alban's parish church, and affiliated schools race each other, flipping pancakes all the way as they as they compete for the coveted Golden Skillet, the competitions top prize. Billed as the only event of its kind in Washington celebrating the British tradition of "Pancake Day, as Mardi Gras is often known there, to mark the last day before the beginning of Lent. In centuries past, cooking pancakes made good use of eggs, butter, and milk, all rich foods that are traditionally eschewed during the forty days of Lent. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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National Cathedral Preservation and Facilities Director Jim Shepherd, left, St. Albans senior Rodrick Murray, center, and Beauvoir Elementary School student Charlie Savin, 8, compete in the annual Pancake Races on Shrove Tuesday (more commonly known as Mardi Gras) at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Teams from the National Cathedral, St. Alban's parish church, and affiliated schools race each other, flipping pancakes all the way as they as they compete for the coveted Golden Skillet, the competitions top prize. Billed as the only event of its kind in Washington celebrating the British tradition of "Pancake Day, as Mardi Gras is often known there, to mark the last day before the beginning of Lent. In centuries past, cooking pancakes made good use of eggs, butter, and milk, all rich foods that are traditionally eschewed during the forty days of Lent. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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National Cathedral Interim Director of Cummunications Craig Stapert, left, and National Cathedral Manager of Individual Giving Nat Wyeth, right, compete against each other in the annual Pancake Races on Shrove Tuesday (more commonly known as Mardi Gras) at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Teams from the National Cathedral, St. Alban's parish church, and affiliated schools race each other, flipping pancakes all the way as they as they compete for the coveted Golden Skillet, the competitions top prize. Billed as the only event of its kind in Washington celebrating the British tradition of "Pancake Day, as Mardi Gras is often known there, to mark the last day before the beginning of Lent. In centuries past, cooking pancakes made good use of eggs, butter, and milk, all rich foods that are traditionally eschewed during the forty days of Lent. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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National Cathedral Reverend Cannon Kim Baker, center, comes in second as she competes in the annual Pancake Races on Shrove Tuesday (more commonly known as Mardi Gras) at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Teams from the National Cathedral, St. Alban's parish church, and affiliated schools race each other, flipping pancakes all the way as they as they compete for the coveted Golden Skillet, the competitions top prize. Billed as the only event of its kind in Washington celebrating the British tradition of "Pancake Day, as Mardi Gras is often known there, to mark the last day before the beginning of Lent. In centuries past, cooking pancakes made good use of eggs, butter, and milk, all rich foods that are traditionally eschewed during the forty days of Lent. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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National Cathedral Preservation and Facilities Director Jim Shepherd, right, beats National Cathedral Chief Operating Officer Rob Sokol, left, in one of the races during the annual Pancake Races on Shrove Tuesday (more commonly known as Mardi Gras) at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Teams from the National Cathedral, St. Alban's parish church, and affiliated schools race each other, flipping pancakes all the way as they as they compete for the coveted Golden Skillet, the competitions top prize. Billed as the only event of its kind in Washington celebrating the British tradition of "Pancake Day, as Mardi Gras is often known there, to mark the last day before the beginning of Lent. In centuries past, cooking pancakes made good use of eggs, butter, and milk, all rich foods that are traditionally eschewed during the forty days of Lent. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Charlie Savin, 8, Beauvoir Elementary School comes wins one of the races during the annual Pancake Races on Shrove Tuesday (more commonly known as Mardi Gras) at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Teams from the National Cathedral, St. Alban's parish church, and affiliated schools race each other, flipping pancakes all the way as they as they compete for the coveted Golden Skillet, the competitions top prize. Billed as the only event of its kind in Washington celebrating the British tradition of "Pancake Day, as Mardi Gras is often known there, to mark the last day before the beginning of Lent. In centuries past, cooking pancakes made good use of eggs, butter, and milk, all rich foods that are traditionally eschewed during the forty days of Lent. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Young students sit and pray together before the start of the annual Pancake Races on Shrove Tuesday (more commonly known as Mardi Gras) at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Teams from the National Cathedral, St. Alban's parish church, and affiliated schools race each other, flipping pancakes all the way as they as they compete for the coveted Golden Skillet, the competitions top prize. Billed as the only event of its kind in Washington celebrating the British tradition of "Pancake Day, as Mardi Gras is often known there, to mark the last day before the beginning of Lent. In centuries past, cooking pancakes made good use of eggs, butter, and milk, all rich foods that are traditionally eschewed during the forty days of Lent. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A cooler of frozen pancakes and skillets are laid out before the annual Pancake Races on Shrove Tuesday (more commonly known as Mardi Gras) at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Teams from the National Cathedral, St. Alban's parish church, and affiliated schools race each other, flipping pancakes all the way as they as they compete for the coveted Golden Skillet, the competitions top prize. Billed as the only event of its kind in Washington celebrating the British tradition of "Pancake Day, as Mardi Gras is often known there, to mark the last day before the beginning of Lent. In centuries past, cooking pancakes made good use of eggs, butter, and milk, all rich foods that are traditionally eschewed during the forty days of Lent. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)