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Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Major League Eating Champion Crowned
Champion Joey Chestnut, of Nathan's Hot Dog fame, won the 2nd annual contest by devouring 28.5 loose meat sandwiches in just 10 minutes. That's 10 more than last year's record set at 18.5 by Gideon Oji during the inaugural event. OEDC assisted organizer's Main Street Ottumwa and Ottumwa Area Chamber of Commerce in surveying the crowd to discover the economic impact this attraction has on our community. Visitors from as far away as Pennsylvania and Texas were in attendance.