Joey Chestnut gorges himself on shrimp

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Joey Chestnut

The world’s number one competitive eater, Joey Chestnut, has chomped his way into the record books once more by guzzling over nine pounds of shrimp-cocktail in eight minutes.

Some of the world’s greediest athletes gathered at The World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail-Eating Championships in Indianapolis yesterday to see who could devour the largest amount of the fiery dish.

Chestnut absolutely slashed all over the previous record of 4lb 15oz eaten in 12 minutes which was set by Erik “The Red” Denmark. The world’s greatest gurgitator managed to jam an alarming 9lb 4oz of spicy shrimp-cocktail down his cake-hole in an even shorter amount of time. And he says he might have managed an even greater volume had the horseradish-laden cocktail sauce not been quite so hot.

After picking up first place, the new record title, and $1000 in prize money, Chestnut vowed to return next year to try and break the 10lb mark.

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