Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 20 August 2014

Eating champ devours 337 wings

Takeru Kobayashi ate 337 wings in just 30 minutes (AP)
A tough challenge, but the prize was not hard to swallow - Takeru took home over 12,000 pounds in cash (AP)

Japanese competitive-eating champ Takeru Kobayashi ate a record 337 chicken wings in 30 minutes at Wing Bowl XX in the US

In front of a crowd of nearly 20,000, he demolished the record of 255 set last year by Jonathan "Super" Squibb.

The contest, held annually in Philadelphia, saw Mr Kobayashi claim the 20,000 US dollar (£12,600) cash prize.

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