Joey Eats 52 Krystals in Jacksonville, Your MLE Mid Week Update
Joey Chestnut, 2005 Krystal Square Off Runner Up, qualified for the 2006 KSO by downing 52 Krystals in Jacksonville, Florida.
Many Labor Day revelers turned out to watch America's top-ranked Major League Eater perform and he didn't let them down, easing his way to victory and displaying his great eating skills.
"I drove two hours to see this kid eat," said John Price, a Florida realtor. "Joey seemed to cruise a bit and I would reckon his thoughts are on Kobayashi and (the finals in) Chattanooga."
The story of the day may have been "Crazy Legs" Conti, who stormed past Seaver Miller, Joe Larue and David "Brickhouse" Braunstein to claim second place with 36 burgers. Conti's performance proved once again that the former Johns Hopkins point guard remains in peak physical condition.
Last year at the finals, Kobayashi beat Chestnut by just five Krytals. The story on October 28th (Live on ESPN) will be the Krystal rematch: Kobayashi vs. Chestnut.
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