The Case For Competitive Eating

"Crazy Legs" Conti poses with cannolis after winning the eighth annual Little Italy Cannoli Eating Competition on September 10, 2009 in New York City. He devoured 20.5 cannolis in six minutes. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Running out of summer entertainment ideas? Why not check out the Joey Chestnut Vs. Joey’s All-Stars Fish Taco World Record Challenge, or the Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship?

Or are you horrified by the idea of competitive eating?

Crazy Legs Conti is a defender of the “sport,” as he calls it, and a long-time Major League Eating (MLE) competitor. He talks to Here & Now’s Robin Young.



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