HAMBURG, N.Y. (AP) — An event billed as the world's healthiest eating competition will have competitive eaters including Badlands Booker and Jim Reeves taking on mountains of kale.
Sunday's second annual Kale Yeah! Competition at the Erie County Fair comes from an unlikely partnership between the Independent Health Foundation and Major League Eating.
Prizes total $4,000.
Nigeria's Gideon Oji took the inaugural title last year, consuming 25 1/2 16-ounce servings of the leafy green vegetable — served raw with oil and vinegar — in eight minutes.
One of the most famous competitive eating events is the annual hot dog eating contest held every July 4th at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island, New York.