Sunday, December 16, 2012

New world record set at World Pie-eating Championships

The new king of the gravy, meat and crusty pastry is Martin Clare, 34, a furniture-maker from Wigan, home of the annual World Pie-eating Championships at Harry's Bar.

Contestants attempted to finish a pie that is 12cm in diameter and 3.5cms in depth as quickly as possible.

Clare is a fine figure of a pie-eater and he demolished his pie in 23.53 seconds which pips the 23.91 set by Boltonian civil servant Neil Collier two years ago.

YouTube link.

After receiving his winner's cup, Clare said: "This is the biggest thing I have ever won."

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