Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 30 July 2014

Champion eater claims burrito crown

Competitive eater Joey Chestnut is king of the burrito (AP)

Competitive eater Joey Chestnut is now king of the burrito.

Chestnut, also known as "Jaws," downed 47 burritos in 10 minutes at the New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque on Saturday, beating the previous record of 33 and a half.

Known for his hot-dog eating, Chestnut won the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at New York's Coney Island for the fourth year in a row this summer.

Chestnut, of San Jose, California, won 1,500 US dollars for the feat in New Mexico Saturday.

The burritos in the Garcia's World Burrito Eating Championship were stuffed with beef, beans and the state's famous green chilli.

The event is sanctioned by the Major League Eating and International Federation of Competitive Eating, the world body that oversees all international professional eating contests.

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