Michael Phelps racing a shark is not the only recent human vs. aquatic life matchup. Angela Sato faced off against a seal in an eating contest at North Safari in Hokkaido earlier this month.
Marie Claire magazine has a twitter video about Miki Sudo's preparations for the Nathan's finals.
A qualifier awarding a spot in the July 29 MLE taco contest in Fresno will be held on Friday. Entrants will need to submit an Instagram video by Tuesday.
Tom Gilbert won the first prize of $500 in today's hot dog eating contest at Papaya King in Las Vegas.
Registration is now open on MLE.com for the The World Ice Cream Eating Championship At The Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis on August 13.
Will Millender reports that he tied for runner-up at yesterday's corn eating contest at The Meadowlands in East Rutherford, NJ. Joe Mechetti won the first prize of $500 and Joel Podelsky was 4th.

Molly Schuyler defends CA State Fair corn dogs with record 37

Pie Wood Fired Pizza will hold "Let em Eat 8" at Kempenfest in Barrie, ON on August 7. Takeru Kobayashi will attempt to win the title for the eighth year in a row. Previous contests have awarded over $5000. update The contest has been removed from the Kempenfest.com schedule but still appears in some Google search results
CBS has an article about the economics of competitive eating with quotes from Ed "Cookie" Jarvis and Gideon Oji.
Joey Chestnut, Matt Stonie, Carmen Cincotti, Gideon Oji and Geoff Esper are expected to compete in the World Chicken Spiedie Eating Championship at Tioga Downs in Nichols, NY on August 12.
Meadowlands horse track in East Rutherford, NJ will hold a corn eating contest tomorrow awarding $500/$250/$125. 10 entrants will be chosen at random.
Brandon "Da Garbage Disposal" Clark announces he ate 24 hot dogs in 10 minutes to win the first prize of $750 in yesterday's eating contest in Independence, MO sponsored by UpDog.
Elise Jesse of WLWT faced off against University of Cincinnati lineman Korey Cunningham in a 6 pound burrito eating contest yesterday.
Joe Menchetti ate 19 hot dogs to win the first prize of $500 in today's contest at Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach in Seaside Heights, NJ.
The Onion has an article about Nike's new line of competitive eating apparel described as “specially designed to boost performance by absorbing barbecue sauce, blue cheese, ranch, and all manner of drippings to completely eliminate condiment-related discomfort during competitive eating events”
Sayler's in Portland has uploaded a clip from a recent Japanese television program where female competitive eater Sachiyo Masubuchi faced off against Danny in a 72 ounce steak eating contest.
The appearance of Rich and Carlene LeFevre on tonight's episode of Little Big Shots: Forever Young can be viewed on youtube.
The Slice Factory will hold a pizza eating competition on September 2 at Taste of Melrose Park in Chicago awarding $3500/$1000/$500. Entrants will need to eat two jumbo slices to qualify.
In the Harley Quinn issue to be released tomorrow, she will attend "NateMan's" hot dog eating contest. (Margot Robbie, who played Harley Quinn in the movie, ate 4 pounds of spaghetti to win an on-set eating contest.)
Papaya King in Las Vegas will hold a hot dog eating contest on July 23 awarding $500 to the winner.
Wayne Algenio announces that he won yesterday's clam eating contest at Peter's Clam Bar in Island Park, NY. Itiel Ginzburg was the runner-up. Takeru Kobayashi and Ed "Cookie" Jarvis did a one minute contest during the event.
Up Dog in Independence, MO will hold an amateur only hot dog eating contest on July 20 awarding $750 to the winner and $250 to the runner up.
Leah Shutkever has produced a video of her attempting to eat 10,000 calories in an hour at the Rub Smokehouse in Birmingham.

2017 Corinth slugburger contest

update July 17 Rebelstogo has a contest video

update DJournal, Daily Corinthian and Corinth Today have articles.

Results Part 1 | Part 2

1st 35 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
2nd 33 Geoffrey Esper
3rd 22 Gideon Oji
4th 16 “Big Eater Mike” Michael Whities
5th 13.5 Matt “Sweet Tooth” Cohen
6th 10 Matthew Raible
7th 8.5 William “Wild Bill” Myers
8th 6.75 Jeff Stark
9th 6 Josh Hudson
10th 3.66 Taylor Coombs

Fred Cotto has a periscope video. The contest has been delayed due to rain. Matt Stonie has withdrawn after initially being announced as competitor.

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Peter's Clam Bar in Island Park, NY will hold its clam eating contest tomorrow. Previous contests have awarded $1000/$500/$250; prizes for this year's event are not listed. Ed "Cookie" Jarvis did a promo contest for the competition yesterday.
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