Joey Chestnut breaks shrimp-eating record at Indianapolis contest

Eric Adams, Joey Chestnut
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams watches as Joey Chestnut, left, weighs in during a news conference to promote the upcoming Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot-Dog Eating Contest, Friday, July 3, 2015, at Brooklyn Borough Hall in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — St. Elmo’s annual Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship ended with a world record this year.

Competitors took the stage on Georgia Street in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday.

The world’s top competitive eater, Joey Chestnut, entered the contest hoping to beat his own world record of 10.42 pounds set during last year’s event.

Downing 12.25 pounds of shrimp cocktail in eight minutes, Chestnut topped his previous record and was once again crowned the event’s winner.

Miki Sudo ate 7.42 pounds to come in second place. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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