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Eating contests and Eating challenges around Kona & Denver

Ultimate Burgers!

Here are some photos from the qualifying for the Ultimate Burger eating contest in Kailua Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii...

This is what is up:

The contest was an All Pro Eating event I guess...

After a while, heat #1 was going to go...

The winner of the heat, and of the qualifier, is the guy 2nd from the left...

Here are the burgers. They were big. But so good. Only the big buttered buns and meats. The patties were cooked a perfect medium rare. 1/2 pound? 1/3 pound?

Tradition after all contests or challenges...

There was another heat in which the guys in 2nd qualified. Of the 8 who attempted to eat the 5 burgers, only 4 people did:

Bennie Ningeok-Ross 7:31
Mitch Milner 8:04
Andrew Lane 12:19
Dylan Springmeir 17:48

The finals are in October. Between now and then, on Wednesdays, people can attempt to qualify for the finals by coming in UB.

Now That's a Job!

On the Hawaii Craigslist, this title for a job posting:

Cut grass clean yard or take dump - (all of hilo) general labor

And #2....

My 2nd event went down yesterday. 3/4 mile swim followed by 3.9 mile run.

My swim start was delayed a couple of minutes because of an equipment malfunction right before the countdown to begin. The strap to my goggles came out. So when the countdown started I had to thread that strap back on. That's always tough but knowing I had to start later sucked.

But I got the strap in, and away I went. The turn around buoy had to be like 8 miles out! It took forever to get there! And forever to get back! The swim took me 42 minutes and change. One pro dude would finish his swim AND run when I was transitioning.

The transition took a few minutes, and I was off on the run. I had taken in a bit too much salty/gassy water on the swim so I got a side stitch right away. After a combination of jogging and walking - though less walking than in my previous event - I finished the run in about 35 minutes.

So there it is. I am happy because I trained more than last time, and it showed. Slow sure. But it all felt better than before. Even with that swim that would not end!

Here's a link to the results.

Simple Equation

Tommye figured this one out:


Plus This


Next Up...

The next event for me is in a week... 3/4 mile swim followed by a 3.9 mile run.

Should be better than the last event because I am actually preparing a bit by swimming some and running some. No, the runs aren't that long but anything is better than last time when I couldn't (or didn't) do too much leading up to the 1/3 mile swim and 3.1 mile run.

So we will see how it goes!