Eaters Nearly Topple Jimmy John's Sandwich Makers

Perhaps it was the addition of an upstart rookie -- Steve Dokho of Chicago -- or perhaps it was extraordinary eating by Hall Hunt, Gravy Brown and Patrick Bertoletti, but the eaters came two tomato slices short of winning the Jimmy John's Freaky Fast Sandwich Making and Eating Contest in Chicago.

In fact, there were many moments during the event when the eaters were ahead of the makers.

The event, which took place before a crowd of 500 at the Taste of Lincoln Festival, was tantalizing for eating fans, who felt victory was within reach.