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The National Harbor World Peeps Eating Championship

Location: National Harbor, MD
Date: 04-08-2017
Winner: Matt Stonie, with a WR 255 Peeps in 5 min!


There is a new World Record in the Peeps discipline and it is 255 Peeps in five minutes. That mark was set at the 2017 National Harbor World Peeps Eating Championship and it was set by Matthew Stonie. Stonie set the previous record at the 2016 inaugural event, notching 200 Peeps in the same amount of time. So, to recap, same guy, same time limit, just a bigger number.

And what a bigger number. We shall say it again, lest the enormity of the feat render you dulled to data: 255 Peeps in five minutes. It is a record that Stonie and all humanity can be proud of.

Stonie was at his trademark fastest at the event, a true sprint at just five minutes. Out of the blocks and never slowing, never pausing, never skipping a beat on his way to victory. Geoffrey Esper came second with 238 Peeps in five minutes—a total that bested the previous world record but today would see its way to silver. Esper has declared himself in mid-season form in the early months of the 2017 calendar. Carmen Cincotti finished third and was taunted by Joey Chestnut on social media for his efforts. But maybe he deserved it. Others ate less.

The National Harbor World Peeps Eating Championship is in the books for another year. Do we dare dream of a day when someone will eat 300 Peeps in five minutes? We do. Yes, we do.

FULL RESULTS! 1st Matt Stonie 255 is 5 min 2nd Geoffrey Esper 238 3rd Carmen Cincotti 170 4th Juliet Lee 165 5th Gideon Oji 155 6th Kevin Ambs 113 7th Yasir Salem 110 8th Crazy Legs Conti 70 9th Mike Deitz and Sarah Reinecke 67 11th William Myers 47

This contest* took place at 1pm on Saturday, April 8th, 2017, at National Harbor, 137 National Plaza, National Harbor, MD 20745 , MD 20745!

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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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