European eating challenges and contests category

24 year old beauty therapist Bethan Gaskin passed away after she choked after attempting to see how many Jaffa Cakes she could fit in her mouth in Bourne, England on February 22.
Znak.com reports that a 45 year old man died on March 8 while competing in a pancake eating contest in Vladimir, Russia. (via XSovietNews)
Radim Dvořáček ate a 32.5 inch pizza at Little O's in Belfast in 32:13 yesterday to win a prize of £500.
Dublin Institute of Technology cancelled its "Iron Stomach" eating competitions after advice from its liabilty insurance provider.
Leah Shutkever and Nate Figgs produced videos of their attempts at the pancake tower challenge at Polo 24 Hour Bar in London on Saturday.
The Manual has a report on the stinging nettle eating championship held at the Bottle Inn in Marshwood, England.
The BBC Radio 5 facebook has clips from a recent Kate Ovens interview titled "I Make a Living from Competitive Eating".
Leah Shutkever has uploaded her attempt to set the Guinness record for eating a chocolate orange that was televised during "Britain's Favourite Chocolate Bar" on December 30. The clip includes footage of June's Highway 55 burger eating contest.
In her Instagram story, Leah Shutkever announced her attempt to break the Guinness record for eating chocolate oranges will be televised during "Britain's Favourite Chocolate Bar" on Channel 5 at 9 pm British Time.
Martin Appleton-Clare ate his pie in a record 19.6 seconds to take his fifth title at the World Pie Eating Championships at Harry's Bar in Wigan, England. To reduce competitors' flatulence, the pies were changed from meat and potatoes to chicken.
The George Pub and Grill in Stockton-on-Tees, England is offering a 16,500 calorie, 31 pound Christmas challenge that is free if finished by a single diner. The meal includes an 11 pound turkey.
In the new Girl vs Food video, Leah Shutkever attempts to eat 12 pancakes in under 12 minutes at Crepes and Cones in Croydon (south London).
Kate Ovens wrote an entry for Huffington Post UK's "Life Less Ordinry" blog titled "I Became A Competitive Eater By Accident – Now It's My Full-Time Job".
Warwich Courier has an article about Kate Ovens completing the 50 ounce burger challenge at Libertine Burger in Leamington Spa, England. (video)
The BBC has an article about UK restaurant challenges focusing on Kate Ovens and Andrey Sidorov.
Girl vs Food TV announces that Leah Shutkever will take on the challenge at Crepes and Cones in Croydon (south London) in an upcoming video.
DailyRecord.co.uk has an article about Czech competitive eater Radim Dvoracek's food challenge tour of the UK.
English magazine Root and Bone has an article about competitive eating.
The Sun has an interview with Kate Ovens about how she has converted her eating ability into a career.
KyleVFood has posted a video of his attempt at a 160 ounce steak challenge from Bennett's Butchers.
Daily Star has an article about Kate Ovens finishing 5 "Sizziling Breakfasts" at Tyler's Rest Pub in Tilehurst, Berkshire.
Pinheads pizza in Dublin, Ireland will award €500 to anyone who can finish its 32 inch pizza challenge and two milkshakes.
The Sunderland Echo has an article about "Kyle V Food" completing the Belly Buster Burger challenge at the Man vs. Food restaurant in London and winning £250. (video)
BBC Archive has posted a video from 1972 of a man eating 50 eggs in about a minute.
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