Donahue over LeFevre in 84 Lumber Baked Bean Match

Jed Donahue won the 84 Lumber Baked Bean Eating Contest in Chandler, Arizona, consuming 84 ounces (5.25 pounds) of baked beans in 1 minute, 45 seconds.

Rich LeFevre placed second with a time of 1 minute, 59 seconds and Justin Mih, a student at UC Irvine, placed third, finsihing in 3 minutes, 30 seconds. Donahue earned $1,250, LeFevre, $500 and Mih, $250 for their performances.

Donahue continues to build on a very strong 2005 season and LeFevre ate remarkably well for someone who originally was known for the long game.

No one has yet approached the record of 1 minute, 22 seconds, held by Bangladeshi eater, Dale Boone. Boone, who is leading corporate outsourcing efforts in India, is not expected to travel to the United States until next spring.