Takeru Kobayashi, Japan's new speed-eater champion, ate twice as many buns as the first runner-up, Johnny Wu, who only managed to down 47.
From Mail & Guardian Online - A week after she gorged on bratwurst and grilled-cheese sandwiches, one of the world's top competitive eaters gobbled down 44 lobsters in 12 minutes on Saturday to set a new speed-eating record.
Sonya Thomas, who weighs 44,5kg, humbled her bigger male competitors as she consumed 5,13kg of lobster meat, breaking the old record of 4,43kg she set last year.
I have heard arguments that these contests should be classified as actual 'sports', which The FatPride Times does not endorse. This is not sport by definition. I am not sure what to classify eating contests as, but they are just sideshows or events. Your comments are requested.