Female Athletes category

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.
Figure competitor hj_jonesy ate a 1 metre pizza to win a contest at Criniti's in Woolloomooloo, NSW Australia on Tuesday.
German bodybuilder Lea ("Lea Loves Lifting") has posted a vlog of her trip to a sushi buffet on December 2 where she ate 38 plates in 45 minutes (starts at around 6:30)
Oxford University student GraceFitUK has uploaded a video of her attempt
The qualifier for the Australian team for Battle of the Big Eaters 4 was apparently held in Sydney yesterday. Pro wrestler Shazza McKenzie competed and reports she ate 6 pizzas in 30 minutes.
Korean bodybuilder Yeon-Woo Jhi recorded a video of her cheat meal Sunday.
German bodybuilder Lea of the LeaLovesLifting instagram and youtube channel ate 350 pieces of sushi in 60 minutes at an AYCE restaurant today. In December she ate 400 pieces.
There are now at least three eating challenge / fitness youtube channels by women: Gina Maiorana (twitter | Instagram) | Sophia DeVita (Instagram) | Jen Mann (Instagram). In her latest video, Jen announces she will be competing in the WV pepperoni rolls eating contest in May.
Female wrestler Charlotte has challenged The Rock to a cheat meal eating contest.
Personal trainer Shayna has a gallery from Saturday's pizza eating contest at Taste of Italy in Port St. Lucie, FL. She took second place overall and almost finished a 16 inch pizza in 2 minutes.
AllKPop.com has a post about Yura of the k-pop group Girl's Day finishing a spicy pasta challenge.
A facebook post about female bodybuilder Stacey Steiner and Chris Davis each finishing the 1 meter pizza challenge at Criniti's in Australia currently has 14,144 comments. This might be the longest comment thread in competitive eating history.
Personal trainer Skye Alexis finished a 28 inch pizza challenge at Sam's NY Pizza in Tampa with partner to win a 4 day cruise.
A commenter on bodybuilding.com from Italy, "TearsOfIce", started a thread about her desire to attempt eating challenges. She cites Furious Pete and Molly Schuyler as her inspirations.
Vice.com's Fightland blog has an interview with Alexis Davis, who will fight Rhonday Rousey in UFC 175 in July. According to the article, she is also an accomplished competitive eater who has completed a burger challenge.
Jimmy Dykes, who has served as a reporter in broadcasts of the Nathan's hot dog eating finals on ESPN, has been named head women's basketball coach at the University of Arkansas.
Rebecca Edwards, a member of the women's rugby team at the University of East Anglia, was the first person to finish the KO burger challenge at KO's Sports Diner in Norwich, England.
LPGA golfer Michelle Wie says her favorite sport to watch on television was the hot dog eating contest and plans to compete against Charlie Rymer of the Golf Channel in a rib eating contest. (picture of a "warmup")
People looking to increase their eating ability for future Thanksgivings might want to follow the advice of Tara, an Australian currently living in London, who describes how she increased her daily calorie intake from 1200 to 3500-4000 and repaired metabolic damage after starting strongwoman training. (Her instagram | a food diary).
Former golf phenom Michelle Wie has posted a picture of a pepper eating contest held in Mexico on her twitter.
Female distance runners on Nike's Oregon Project team dined at Salyer's Old Country Kitchen in Portland last night and took a picture with the restaurant's 72 ounce steaks. (No information is provided if anyone ordered the steak challenge.)
USA Today has an article about the 9,000 calories Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones eats every day to gain weight for bobsledding. Her daily intake includes 2,730 calories from protein shakes and McDonald's double bacon cheeseburgers. (via Bleacher Report)
In a Huffington Post column, ultramarathon swimmer Diana Nyad condemns competitive eating. During training for her long-distance swims in the 1970s, she claimed to eat 12,000 calories a day.
The cheerleaders from Sonora High defeated the football team from La Habra High at the La Habra (CA) Corn Festival today. The cheerleaders and football teams from the schools were to have faced off, but the Sonora High football team did not show up.
For her 10000th tweet, hurdler Lolo Jones announced she was eating a 10,000 calorie meal to gain weight for bobsledding.
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