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9 Winners of Extreme Eating Contests

Image Gallery: Competitive Eating Extreme eaters battle worldwide for top prize money.
Photo courtesy IFOCE

Despite the obesity epidemic in America today, extreme eating contests are more popular than ever. Check out the world-record appetites of these extreme eaters.

First up: Takeru "The Tsunami" Kobayashi, the 160-pound champion from Nagano, Japan.