Competitive Eating category

Katina Eats Kilos has uploaded a video of the bratwurst eating contest at Oktoberfest in Milwaukee, which is the first head to head competition of her competitive eating career. (She was on the roster for the Fresno Tacos eating contest in 2019, which was cancelled after there was a tragedy in the qualifier for it).
The Sun has an article about Nikocado Avocado, whose weight has more than doubled since he started his big eating youtube channel.
"Glizzy Gladiator", a fictional movie project about a former hot dog eating champion's comeback, has hit its fundraising goal on kickstarter. Pledges will close today.
The Big Texan in Amarillo, TX has had its 72 ounce steak challenge finished in under an hour 10,000 times since its opening in 1960. The 10,000th success was by John Lamons on September 1.

Interview with Anne Nelson, sister of Caitlin Nelson

Daily Mail has an article about Anne Nelson, whose father, Port Authority Police Officer James Nelson, died in the World Trace Center wreckage. Another shocking fatality would strike the family 16 years later.

Tragedy stalked Anne again in 2017 when her sister Caitlin (then a 20 year old college student) died in a freak accident when she choked in a charity pancake eating contest.

‘I think that loss is what really made me process my father’s death a little more. Even though I had gone to therapy before, the enormity of it all didn’t really hit me until that happened.’

Anne Nelson’s story is proof that people can live through not one but multiple traumas and still recover. Now 31, Anne tries to honor her sister and dad in everything she does.

She currently works as a special needs teacher at an elementary school, inspired by Caitlin’s studies in social work and her father’s life-long emphasis on education. ‘I take a little bit of both of them in what I’m doing and I try to carry them with me through that.’

Nathan’s Hot Dog qualifiers, restricted to NYC civil servants, were held on top of the original World Trade Center from 1998 to 2000. “Hungry” Charles Hardy won all 3 contests. Very little information about the competitions remains on the internet. Here is a screen capture from the 2002 documentary “Footlong”

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Today marked the 2 year anniversary of the announcement of the passing of Juliet Lee, an incident which remains as shocking and mysterious as it was in 2019. (2019 Eatfeats post | 2020 Eatfeats post)
CBR.com has compiled a list of the 10 female anime characters with the biggest appetite.
The Food Network has disavowed Josh Denny, the host of "Ginormous Food", for his comments about the new Texas anti-abortion law and says his episodes will no longer be available. He is not the only food challenge show host to make controversial comments about abortion. In January 2019, Adam Richman called for violence against a Covington (KY) Catholic High School student attending the March for Life in Washington, DC.
Barstool Sports produced a "mockumentary" about a milk chugging contest held at Kennesaw State in suburban Atlanta.
CompetiveEaters.com, a domain which previously hosted information about All Pro Eating events, has had all the content from that organization removed. (The final All Pro Eating competition was August 12, 2018.) The site has been replaced with an unfinished web page that claims it will offer 150,000 contests and challenges (Eatfeats has around 50,000 competitions.) The contact page has a mailing address in Warrington, England. The All Pro Eating Facebook page is still available.
A fundraiser has been set up for Pat "from Moonachie" Philbin after a recent amputation that was forced by numerous leg issues. The gofundme is currently $65 away from its $15000 goal.
The Guinness World Records home page has a post about Canadian food challenger Mike Jack setting four eating records for vegan foods.

Joey Chestnut in Twitter Trending Topics

Joey Chestnut is currently the #3 Twitter Trending Topic for the United States. The social media activity was spurred by a recent study claiming that eating one hot dog will reduce a diner’s lifespan by 35 minutes.

According to the eatfeats database, Joey Chestnut has eaten 1364.5 Nathan’s Famous hot dogs in 22 public events (17 finals, 3 qualifiers and 2 exhibitions). If the study is accurate, this would truncate Joey Chestnut’s lifespan by 47,757.5 minutes, or slightly more than 33 days. A list of all of Joey Chestnut’s Nathan’s Famous hot dog results follows.

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Raina Huang has uploaded a video of her attempt at the 10 pound pho challenge at Pho 135 in West Hartford, CT. Eric "Badlands" Booker also attempted the challenge.
The Big Texan in Amarillo, TX currently has 9,998 finishers of its 72 ounce steak over the 60 year history of the challenge.
Eric "Badlands" Booker has received a Guinness World Record for the fastest time to drink a 2 liter bottle of soda.
RightThisMinute.com has a video about Erik "the Electric" Lamkin's recovery from attempting to eat 50,000 calories in one day.
Wild Wing Cafe will hold a chicken wing eating contest at Thursday's Charleston River Dogs minor league baseball game, which they hope will receive a record for the largest chicken wing eating competition.
In his latest video, Erik "The Electric" Lamkin attempts 50,000 calories in 24 hours.
Juan and Sarah Rodriguez did an interview on WGN today for National Hot Dog Day.
Mary Bowers appeared on tonight's episode of America's Got Talent and attempted to eat her way out of a wedding cake she was encased in.
Inverse.com has a slideshow offering 5 tips for improving your competitive eating ability.
A video of golfer Paige Spiranac's attempt to eat as many hot dogs as possible in 10 minutes has gone viral.
"Battle of the Super Eaters", a 2019 program from the British network Channel 4 starring Leah Shutkever, Adam "Beard Meats Food" Moran and Kyle Gibson, can be viewed on youtube.
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