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Competitive Eating

Taisto Miettinen and Kristiina Haapanen from Finland compete during the Wife Carrying World Championships in Sonkajarvi, Finland on July 6, 2013. A

8 Sports You Didn’t Know Were Sports

People have lots of imagination and even more free time. Here are 8 sports you didn’t even know were sports.

07/17/2014

Michelle Lesco (L) and Sonya Thomas (Photo Credit: Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Female Competitive Eater Michelle Lesco: Exclusive Interview

Get to know Major League Eating’s ninth-highest ranked competitive, Michelle Lesco from Tucson, Ariz.

07/01/2014

NEW YORK, NY- JULY 04: Competitors eat hotdogs during the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island on July 4, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Joey Chestnut, of San Jose, California, ate 69 hotdogs in ten minutes to win his seventh straight title. (Photo by Monika Graff/Getty Images)

Female Competitive Eater Miki Sudo: Exclusive Interview

Get to know Major League Eating’s fourth-highest ranked competitior, Miki Sudo from Las Vegas.

06/24/2014

Professional competition eater Matt "Megatoad" Stonie, 19, wolfs down some 210 shrimp wontons in eight minutes during a dumpling eating contest, known as the CP Biggest Eater Competition, at a shopping mall in Singapore on October 22, 2011.

Competitive Eater Matt ‘Megatoad’ Stonie: Exclusive Interview

Meet Matt ‘Megatoad’ Stonie, in an exclusive interview with Major League Eating’s second-ranked competitive eater.

06/17/2014

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 04: Competitive eater Sonya Thomas competes in the Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island on July 4, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Thomas won the women's division by successfully eating 45 hot dogs in 10 minutes, setting a new world record.

Get To Know The Black Widow

Measuring 5’5″ and 105 lbs., Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas is the fifth best competitive eater in the country.

05/06/2014

NEW YORK - JULY 4: Joey Chestnut of San Jose, California (C) and Takeru Kobayashi of Nagano, Japan (R) stuff hot dogs into their mouths during Nathan's Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest on July 4, 2009 in Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Chestnut defeated Kobayashi with eating 68 to his 64.5 hotdogs. Kobayashi won six previous competitions before tying last year with Chestnut.

Four Food Competitions To Attend In 2014

Many food competitions are held across the country every year. Here are four of 2014’s must-see eating events.

04/22/2014

BERLIN - MARCH 30: Golden chocolate easter bunny's are pictured on March 30, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. Easter is among the main religious holidays in Germany.

Competitive Eating’s Take On Easter

What does Easter look like in the world of competitive eating world? Let’s take a look.

04/15/2014

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 03: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) watches competitor Tim "Eater X" Janus weigh in during the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest weigh-in ceremony on July 3, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The annual hot dog eating event is expected to draw up to 40,000 fans on July 4, in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn.

Tim “Eater X” Janus Wants To Eat Everything In The World

Tim Janus, who goes by Eater X, is a massive eater, and has the records to prove it.

04/08/2014

BRISTOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 07: French fries from a fast food outlet is seen on January 7, 2013 in Bristol, England. A government-backed TV advert - made by Aardman, the creators of Wallace and Gromit - to promote healthy eating in England, is to be shown for the first time later today. England has one of the highest rates of obesity in Europe - costing the NHS 5 billion GDP each year - with currently over 60 percent of adults and a third of 10 and 11 year olds thought to be overweight or obese.

Slam Dunk Food Competitions

Get out your wet wipes because these finger-licking food accomplishments will have your mouth watering.

04/01/2014

SAN FRANCISCO - JULY 5 : Tubs of ice cream are displayed at Swensen's Ice Cream shop on July 5, 2007 in San Francisco, California. The California Department of Food and Agriculture has increased what dairy farmers receive for a gallon of milk to $1.98, up from $1.06 last year. The price increase comes as a result of a various shifts in supply and demand and rising costs of fuel.

Competitive-Eating Tournaments For The Sweet Tooth

Finish all of your vegetables before attending any of these sweet food-eating competitions.

03/25/2014

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