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2017 Pocono Raceway qualifier

update Report of the Week has a video

Fox56 article. Larell Marie Mele planned to be a judge before entering the contest without preparation.

Official Results Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

1st 34.5 Yasir Salem
2nd 27 George Chiger
3rd 21 Kevin “Qwazy” Ambs
4th 14.5 Jack “Snack Jack” Diamond
5th 14 William “Wild Bill” Myers
6th 8.5 Andrew Kossuth
7th 8 Adam Bergen
7th 8 Anthony Maglio
1st 13 Larell Marie “The Real Deal” Mele had announced retirement to care for father
2nd 6.75 Julie Grey
3rd 5 Rebecca Rakauskas

Yasier Salem, Kevin Ambs, Bill Myers and three female rookies are expected to compete.

Larell Marie Mele retired from competitive eating to care for her father, so she will not defend her title.

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NY1 has an article and video about Yasir Salem, who is planning to run a marathon every month in 2017.
Insider has an interview with Yasir Salem about his competitive eating career and athletic pursuits.
The Morning Call has an article about Yasir Salem's defense of his Donut Derby title in Trexlertown, PA. The bicycle race deducts 3 minutes for every donut eaten during the race.
HowWeGetToNext.com has an interview with Yasir Salem about his competitive eating training techniques.
Kyle Hanner reports that Yasir Salem defended his Tour de Donut title in Staunton, IL. Kyle Hanner was third.
The Guardian has an interview with Yasir Salem and Nela Zisser.
Business Insider has a video of Yasir Salem showing how he eats five hot dogs in less than 60 seconds.

2016 NY Mets Nathan’s qualifier

update June 20 Full results Part 1 | Part 2

1st 33 Yasir Salem puts Steve Hendry into sole possession of wild card lead
2nd 15.25 William “Wild Bill” Myers
3rd 13 “Beautiful” Brian Seiken 1st contest since June 20, 2015, finishes 3rd in men’s Queens qualifier 3rd year in a row
4th 8 Andy Flamm
4th 8 Ryoo Jessoo
4th 8 Matthew Kiebus
1st 16.5 Sophia Devita maybe best showing for woman whose 1st contest is Nathan’s qualifer since Sonya Thomas
2nd 14.5 Daniella Gioia takes women’s wild card lead
3rd 4.75 Prudence DiBenedetto

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Yasir Salem wins Palm Beach Sweet Corn with 47 ears

update Nate Figueroa has a video of the contest. He blames his 7th place finish on “politics”.

The Palm Beach Post has a gallery

The Top 5:
1) Yasir Salem 47 ears in 12 minutes, new record
2) Gideon Oji 43.5 ears
3) Erik Denmark 37.5
4) Crazy Legs Conti 34.5
5) Nate Biller 25
6) Sean Brockert 24.5

Yasir Salem ate 47 ears at the Sweet Corn-Eating Championship in West Palm Beach, FL to break the previous record of 46 set by Joe LaRue in 2010. Additional results have yet to be posted.

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Kyle Hanner (16 miles) and Yasir Salem (64 miles) won their divisions in the Tour de Donut bicycle race / eating contest in Arcanum, OH. Kyle Hanner finished with a negative time after receiving a 90 minute deduction for eating 18 donuts during the race.
Yasir Salem had the fastest time in the Tour de Donut in Staunton, IL on July 11 after receiving a time deduction of 250 minutes for eating 50 donuts while bicycling. His unadjusted time was 2:33 for the 32 mile course. (via Bucks County Courier)
Yasir Salem has an interview for Muscle & Fitness about his training regimens for both competitive eating and marathons / triathlons.

Long Beach Hooters qualifier

Yasir Salem, Larell Marie win 2015 Pocono qualifier

update WNEP has an article and video. Larell Marie’s TV appearance yesterday is on youtube.

Official results part 1 | part 2 | part 3

Men
1) Yasir Salem 29
2) George Chiger 17
3T) Carmen Cincotti 13 (women’s wild card runner-up if female)
3T) Dave “The Termite” Wood 13
5) “Snack” Jack Diamond 12
6T) Ryan “The Abyss” Siciliano 11.5
6T) “Wild” Bill Myers 11.5
8) Michael Dietz

1W) Larell Marie Mele 14
update Dave Wood reports that Yasir Salem won the men’s contest

Expected entrants: Yasir Salem, Dave “The Termite” Wood, Ryan “The Abyss” Siciliano, Larell Marie Mele, The Artist formely known as Brian Seiken.

Current wild card standings

2014 Sep 28 2nd 27.5 10 min David “The Termite” Wood Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Dover, DE
2015 Apr 25 2nd 27 10 min Steve Hendry Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Las Vegas, NV
2015 Apr 25 3rd 26 10 min Rich “The Locust” LeFevre Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Las Vegas, NV
2014 Sep 28 3rd 23 10 min Micah “Wing Kong” Collins Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Dover, DE
2015 Apr 25 2nd 14 10 min Carlene LeFevre Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Las Vegas, NV

Previous winners

2014 Jun 7 1st 28 10 min Marcos “The Monster” Owens Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – men Long Pond, PA
2014 Jun 7 1st 27.5 10 min “The Lovely” Juliet Lee Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier – women Long Pond, PA

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2014 St. Paul Nathan’s qualifier

update June 9 City Pages has an interview with Yasir Salem. Sean Nichols has a video

update June 3 TwinCities.com has a gallery. The female winner / sole participant was Margo Hill. Andrew “The Bear” Kogutkiewicz also competed

update June 2 City Pages has a blog entry

TwinCities.com has a contest report. Yasir Salem also reversed in the overtime.

The top 3:
1) Yasir Salem 27.5
2) Steve Hendry 27.5 – reversed in overtime
3) Josh Miller 19
1W) Margo 9

update #2 Raya Zimmerman reports that Steve Hendry reversed in overtime giving Yasir Salem the victory

Update Raya Zimmerman reports that Yasir Salem and Steve Hendry have tied after 10 minutes with 27.5

Yasir Salem will attempt to qualify after competing yesterday in Illinois. Josh Miller, Steve Hendry and Matt Raible are also expected to compete.

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Molly Schuyler will appear on today America Weekend radio show. Crazy Legs Conti and Yasir Salem are expected on Sunday's Eating Disorder show on Heritage Radio Networks. update May 4 A podcast of Molly's interview is available update May 9 A podcast of the Conti/Salem show is available
Dave "US Male" Goldstein announces that he pushed his son Josh, who is confined to a wheelchair due to Joubert syndrome, in a 10K race yesterday. Their finishing time was 56:19. Yasir Salem also finished the New York City Marathon yesterday.

2013 San Gennaro cannoli contest

update Sept 15 Tania Fuentez has a flickr gallery

update Sept 13-2 Gothamist has a gallery with full results.

update Sept 13 The NY Daily News has a report.

update Joe Depace has a video
Crazy Legs Conti has a preview for the Huffington Post that was posted after the contest was finished according to the timestamp.

Demotix has a gallery

The Top 3
1) Yasir Salem 31.75, 1st non-qualifier victory
2) Marcos Owens 31
3) Eric “Badlands” Booker 28
4) Crazy Legs Conti 20

NPR has a podcast of Eric “Badlands” Booker and Crazy Legs Conti appearing on Ask Me Another.

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2013 Miami Nathan’s qualifier

Results – men
1) Yasir Salem 26
2) Brian Duzinski 23 (takes wild card lead (if one is to be awarded))
3) Mike Katz 17.5
4) Juan Angel 13.5

women
1) Mary Bowers 10.5

This is the first southeast Florida Nathan’s qualifier since a 2007 contest held at the Florida Panthers arena. In 1997, Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Theresa LePore, famous for creating the “butterfly ballot” used in the 2000 presidential election, would serve as a judge for the Boca Raton Nathan’s qualifier in 1997.

Mary Bowers’ seatmate tweeted: “The lady i sat next to on the plane was flying from LA to Miami to compete in a hot dog eating contest… #goodlord”. Mary appeared on 10local news this morning

Golden Lady Wallace declined an invitation to compete, so apparently spots are still available.

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