USA Today – Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has won a turkey-eating contest in Connecticut, setting a record by devouring an entire bird. Ten contestants vied to see who could eat the most of a 20-pound (9-kilogram) turkey in a competition Saturday at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Chestnut ate 9.35 pounds (4.24 kilograms) of meat off the bone in 10 minutes. According to Major League Eating, the food equivalent of the National Football League, he bested the previous record, which was held by Sonya Thomas, who ate 5.25 pounds (2.38 kilograms) of turkey in November 2011. Chestnut, a San Jose, California, resident who turns 31 on Tuesday, is ranked the top competitive eater in the world. He took home a $5,000 check. The remainder of the $10,000 purse was divided among other contestants.
The beast incarnate of eating himself Joey Chestnut absolutely shattered the old world record. That’s what he does. Eat, Sleep, Eat, Conquer, Eat, Repeat. He won’t be stopped until he smashes every other world record and leaves the other contestants battered and bruised on the floor. You can’t see him in food eating contests. Doesn’t matter what food, where it’s at, or who else is there, he’ll be there and win because he’s simply the best in the world. And and first I was thinking $5,000 for first doesn’t seem that great, but then I realized it was for 10 minutes of work. That’s impressive- like..TJ Oshie olympic tshirt impressive.