Chestnut ate 9.35 pounds (4.24 kilograms) of meat off the bone in 10 minutes
Joey Chestnut, center, and the other eaters participate in the World Turkey-Eating Championship at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. Chestnut won the contest in Connecticut, setting a record by devouring an entire bird.
Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has won a turkey-eating contest in Connecticut, setting a record by devouring an entire bird.
Ten contestants vied to see who could eat the most of a 20-pound (9-kilogram) turkey in a competition Saturday at Foxwoods Resort Casino.
Chestnut ate 9.35 pounds (4.24 kilograms) of meat off the bone in 10 minutes. According to Major League Eating, the food equivalent of the National Football League, he bested the previous record, which was held by Sonya Thomas, who ate 5.25 pounds (2.38 kilograms) of turkey in November 2011.
Chestnut, a San Jose, California, resident who turns 31 on Tuesday, is ranked the top competitive eater in the world.
He took home a $5,000 check. The remainder of the $10,000 purse was divided among other contestants.