In speed eating or competitive eating, participants compete against each other in a short time period to eat large amount of food. This activity is most popular in the United States, Canada and Japan. The person who consuming the most food being declared as the winner. Let’s have a look at the list of top competitive eaters!
An American competitive eater born and brought up in San Jose, California is the ranked three competitive eater in Major League Eating. Matt stonie gained fame from his YouTube channel and he won the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest in 2015. “Those few minutes I spend on stage during a contest requires hours and hours of physical training, mental discipline, and special dieting.” – Matt Stonie.
Takeru Kobayashi(born on March 15, 1978) or Takeru “The Tsunami” Kobayashi is a Japan native competitive eater and is holds the world record for hot dog eating. This 160 pounds man won many awards such as fifteen Guinness World Records, for eating hot dogs, meatballs, Twinkies, tacos, hamburgers, pizza, ice cream, and pasta.
Joseph Christian Chestnut is an American competitive eater born on November 25, 1983 and is currently ranked first in the world by Major League Eating. Moreover, he won the 92nd Annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest by beating six-time defending champion Takeru Kobayashi, consuming 66 hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes.
Sonya Thomas known as both “The Leader of the 4 Horseman of the Apocolypse” and “The Black Widow” who has broken over 39 world records. This 98 pounds lady is a South Korean native and gained fame from eating chicken wings! She consumed 35 bratwursts in 10 minutes in 2005, beating the previous 10-minute record of 19.5 bratwursts.
Tim Janus is an American retired competitive eater known in the competitive eating community as Eater X. He is a media personality as well as a member of the International Federation of Competitive Eating. Tim is used to wear painted mask in all his performances!
Miki Victoria Sudo’s most popular victories are Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. She is the top three ranked competitive eater in the world among women. Miki stands different from her competitors because of her unique, elegant style – she moves around as if shes dancing while she eats!
Notorious B.O.B. or Humble Bob from Royersford, Pennsylvania is a world class competitive eater and has eaten 95 Krystal Hamburgers at the 2007 Krystal Square Off. He is also a mountaineer who has scaled Mount Washington (New Hampshire), Pikes Peak, Colorado and Mount Haleakala, Maui.
The Lovely Juliet Lee was a female competitive eater from Maryland. Lee was a long-time member of Major League Eating but she died at the age of 54. The number 17 ranked eater in the world saddened the whole community through her sudden demise.
Crazy Legs Conti
Crazy Legs Conti formerly known as Jason Conti is a multi-talented American competitive eater. Ranked 21st in the world by the International Federation of Competitive Eating in 2011. Moreover, he is passionate in writing and film industry. Legs has written, acted and directed on several films and TV projects.
This 420-pound Booker is one of the top eaters in the United States. He is holding many records in candy bars, pumpkin pies and doughnuts. Eric Booker is not only a competitive eater but also a rapper who released a rap album. Moreover, he works as a New York City subway conductor!
On the whole, competitive eating is not a simple task and the eaters should know how to relax their esophagus so that it expands, allowing more food to go down!