Competitive Eater Furious Pete Takes The Michael Phelps Dietary Challenge – 12,000 Calories In One Sitting

Competitive Eater Furious Pete Takes The Michael Phelps Dietary Challenge - 12,000 Calories In One Sitting

You’ve no doubt noticed that the Olympics are currently on, even if the coverage is horribly delayed on our US airwaves.  You may have also noticed that Michael Phelps has won an awful lot of medals.  During an interview he revealed that his training diet consists of 12,000+ calories per day.  That’s the better part of a weeks worth of food for most of us.  He packs that into 24 hours.  Furious Pete is a competitive eater.  He saw that as a challenge.  If only competitive eater were an Olympic sport.

So then, this is one man – eating 12,300 calories in one half hour sitting.  It’s been edited down to a few minutes – you can imagine watching someone eating for half an hour would be about as entertaining as a spinal tap.  Check out the video below.

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Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest Weigh-In Pics

Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest Weigh-In Pics

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Happy Fourth everyone!  As you may or may not know, the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest has been a New York City tradition for 97 years.  Yesterday the defending champions Joey Chestnut and Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas participated in the “weigh-in.”  They clocked in at 210 and 100 pounds, respectively.

Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest Weigh-In Pics

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While the main event will go down today in Coney Island, Mayor Michael Bloomberg officiated at the weigh in ceremony at City Hall Park yesterday.  His speech was littered with admittedly awful hot dog and condiment puns, culminating with “unquestionably it’s going to be a dog fight”, to which Bloomberg quipped:

“Who wrote this shit?”

Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest Weigh-In Pics

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Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest Weigh-In Pics

Photo – AP

Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest Weigh-In Pics

Photo – AP

Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest Weigh-In Pics

Photo – AP