Male Athletes category

Yesterday Yasir Salem was the top fundraiser for the Doughman quadrathlon, the subject of the Durham, NC episode of Man vs. Food. Instead of competing on a four person team, he did all four stages of the race (running, biking, swimming, eating) by himself.
WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley is expected to attend a taco eating contest at Adobe Gila's in Rosemont, IL on April 8. There will be separate divisions for men & women.
Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers posted a meatball eating contest on his Instagram story. He claimed to have bet $40,000 on the contest.
Amamda Kessel, a member of the hockey team that won the Olympic gold medal last month, says she could defeat her brother Phil Kessel, who plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins, in a hot dog eating contest.
Yasir Salem announces he bicycled 410 miles over 24 hours at the Sebring 24 hour race, which will qualify him for the 3000 mile Race Across America competiton.
LAMag.com has a report on the "Beef Bowl" fest held for members of Rose Bowl teams at Lawry's the Prime Rib in Beverly Hills.
The University of Georgia football team reportedly ate more meat than the University of Oklahoma Sooners did at their pregame meal at Lawry's to win the "Beef Bowl". The event has been held for teams competing in the Rose Bowl.
The Palm Beach Post has an interview with Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Sam Young in which he recounts his victory at a Rock the Tot tater tot eating contest held at a  Bar Louie location.  
Yasir Salem announces that he attained his goal of running a 26.2 mile marathon every month in 2017 by running an indoor marathon in Alexandria, VA.   
The Culture Trip has a profile of Yasir Salem which labels him the world’s top ultra-endurance competitive eater. The article tells how his competitive eating career started after his wife Gweneviere Mann underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor.
Metro.us has an article about Breandan "Skin & Bones" Lyman, who finished 5th in the 2016 Wing Bowl, competing in Sunday's Philadelphia Marathon. With a time of 2:36 in last year's marathon, he is probably the fastest competitive eater/runner.
AmNY.com has an interview with Yasir Salem about his plans to run in the New York City Marathon on Sunday, which will be his 12th marathon in 2017. He hopes to qualify to ride in the 3000 mile bicycle Race Across America in 2019. update Nov 6 Runner's World lists Yasir Salem's time as 4:41:33 in a roster of celebrity entrants. His time was about three minutes behind former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber.
"Furious" Pete Czerwinski appeared on Dragons' Den (the Canadian equivalent of ABC's Shark Tank) with a team seeking investment for New Age Performance's line of performance enhancing mouthpieces. Brian Shaw "The World's Strongest Man" was another member of the team. (video)
Dave "US Male" Goldstein completed an Ironman Triathlon (26.2 mile run, 2.4 mile swim & 112 mile bike ride) in Louisville on Sunday. (result page)
Physical Culture Study has a blog entry about the food consumption of the Saxon brothers, three German strongmen who were active around 1900. A typical day's diet included 24 eggs, 3 pounds bacon and 10 pound of meat for each brother. Via Iron Heaver
The September 2017 issue of Runners World Magazine has an interview with Yasir Salem. update Sept 30 The article can be read online.
Run856 has an article about how Dave "US Male" Goldstein has used running road races to bond with his son Josh, who has Joubert syndrome.
WWE star Braun Strowman, who weighs 385 pound at a height of 6 ft 8 in., claimed he ate 15,000 calories in a typical day in a recent interview.
Sarah Reinecke https://instagram.com/unstoppable_bab, the top female rookie in the 2017 Nathan's finals, has a blog entry about the new generation of competitive eater/athletes.
The Daily Meal has an obituary for Holly Moore. He helped develop the Big Mac for McDonald's, then worked for Burger King and held a "Hamburger Bowl" in 1974 in Manhattan between members of the New York Giants & Jets to promote the Whopper. Comedian Andy Kaufman refereed that event.
Elise Jesse of WLWT faced off against University of Cincinnati lineman Korey Cunningham in a 6 pound burrito eating contest yesterday.
Catcher Zach Fricke and pinch-hitter Austin Guzzo of the University of Iowa baseball team held a hot dog eating contest during their loss to the Univeristy of Minnesota. Guzzo won with a total of 5 hot dogs.
NY1 has an article and video about Yasir Salem, who is planning to run a marathon every month in 2017.
Sportswriter Jeff Pearlman has an blog entry about Yankee outfielder Ping Bodie competing against an ostrich in an eating contest in Jacksonville, FL which resulted in the bird's death. The post includes a scan of an article from 1919.
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