Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Competitive Eating Competitions

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Competitive eaters use video to help them train

Like a baseball or football player will study the pitcher or the defense by watching tapes, those who participate in the competitive eating competitions also use video. Many competitors will have someone video them during a contest, and they will watch that recording and compare it side by side with footage of another eater. They these videos to analyze hand speed and technique, especially because most eaters believe that they are going a lot faster in the moment  when they are eating in a competition than they actually are in.

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Chris is a graduate of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, where he majored in English and FIlm. He has been writing for TVOvermind and Uncoached for two years and has written about numerous different television shows and pop culture topics. Contact him through Twitter (@ckinger13).
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