CHESTNUT DEFENDS BURRITO TITLE!
Joey Chestnut successfully defended his Denver Outlaws World Burrito Eating Championship Presented By Illegal Pete’s title by eating 13.5 burritos in just 10 minutes. His total was six entire burritos greater than the second place finisher, Josh Miller, who finished with 7.5. This is not to denigrate the performance of Miller and the remainder of the field—in fact, Miller should be warmly applauded for finishing second. It simply serves to illustrate just how dominant Chestnut is and it speaks to the form he is in. He did not need to be pushed to lodge an impressive title, just one shy of his 2016 WR mark of 14.5 burritos in 10 minutes.
Chestnut did not come to play. (Does he ever?) From the starter's gun, he was fast, smooth, clean and unrelenting. Delicious burrito after delicious burrito would resign themselves to the same happy fate—to be consumed by the greatest eater who has ever lived. If you were a burrito—and you are not, despite your dreams—can you think of a better way to go? No. No, you can not.
Tip of the boater to Denver area local Andrew Renfrow and sometimes retired/somtimes not eater Bryan "Big Sexy" Beard, an eater who is loved by all across the MLE universe.
Full results below.
FULL RESULTS! 1 - Joey Chestnut 13.5 1lb Burritos in 10 2 - Josh Miller 7.5 3 - Michelle Lesco 7 4 - Andrew Renfrow 4.25 5 - Bryan "Big Sexy" Beard 4 6 - Mark Sutherburg 3.75 7 - Mary Bowers 3 8 - Eric Hailey 2.75 9T - Moose Perez - 2.25 9T - Justin Whittaker - 2.25 11 - Mr Nuget - 1.75
This contest* took place at 8.30pm Mountain time on Saturday, May 27, 2017, 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.