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The Denver Outlaws World Burrito Eating Championship Presented By Illegal Pete’s

Location: Denver, CO
Date: 05-28-2016
Winner: Joey Chestnut, with 14.5 Illegal Pete's burritos in 10 min


Joey Chestnut defended his Denver Outlaws World Burrito Eating Championship Presented By Illegal Pete’s title by downing 14.5 burritos in just 10 minutes. What Chestnut doesn't know about burrito eating is unknowable. His understanding of the food type is complete. He is to the burrito as Socrates is to knowledge; it remains to be seen if and when a Plato shall emerge to glean sufficient knowledge to ascend Mount Burrito.

He used this knowledge—and his signature physical gifts—to power his way to the front of the pack and never looked back. It is one thing to enter the event as the favorite; it is another thing entirely to leave no one wondering why you were considered the favorite come the final whistle. But that's Chestnut for you: Dominant, unrelenting and all-business when it matters most.

Props to Adrian Morgan for an exceptional second-place finish. Others ate less; full results below. And what a joy it was to see MLE legend and wonderful human Bryan "Big Sexy" Beard back at the table. It had been too long.

FULL RESULTS! 1st: Joey Chestnut, 14.5 Illegal Pete's burritos in 10 min 2nd: Adrian Morgan 9.5 3rd: TIE Michelle Lesco, Yasir Salem and Josh Miller 7.5 6th: Mark Sutherburg 7.25 7th: Joshua Kahlil 4 8th: Bryan Beard 3.5 9th: Mary Bowers 3 10th: TIE Moose Perez and Noah Molnar 2.5

This contest** will take place at 8.30pm Mountain time on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at the home of the Denver Outlaws, Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The stadium is located at 1701 Bryant St. Denver, CO 80204!

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**All applicants must be 18 years of age or older and fully acknowledge and understand the inherent dangers and risks associated with participating in an eating contest. The applicant further acknowledges and understands that the MLE/IFOCE coordinates with event sponsor(s) to select and approve eligible participants, and that the MLE/IFOCE shall decide, at its sole discretion, whether an applicant is eligible to participate in any eating event, and/or related activities. The MLE/IFOCE may revoke an applicant's eligibility to participate in the eating contest, or related activities, at any time, for any reason, at its sole discretion. The MLE/IFOCE and the event sponsors reserve the right, at any time, to change any and all details concerning the event, including, e.g., time, duration, location and prize structure.

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