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2021 Guinness Eating Records Page

Here is a picture of the eating records page from the 2021 Guinness Book of Records. Here are the competitive eaters in that roster: (Full Size)
5 records Leah Shutkever
2 Pete Czerwinski, Michelle Lesco, Pat Bertoletti, Kevin “LA Beast” Strahle
1 Kelvin Medina

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A press release announces an alliance between Nathan's Famous and Damhus, "a German manufacturer of quality meat-products since 1936", to manufacture and distribute hot dogs throughout Europe. It is interesting that a Jewish-founded company would partner with a firm started in Nazi Germany. The document makes no mention of a possible European qualifier for Nathan's hot dog eating contest.

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