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San Antonio, Texas, was the site of one of the more grueling competitive eating contests in the country. The 5th Annual La Costena Jalepeno Eating Contest was held this week and found a winner in Pat "Deep Dish" Bertoletti.
Bertoletti won for the second year in a row. Last year, he triumphed by packing away 250 of the spicy peppers. This year, he went on to shatter his own record by consuming 275 jalapenos. Besides Deep Dish's prodigious talent, one reason for this increase could be a rule change that went into effect this year. Officials began removing the stems from the peppers in 2011.
Bertoletti's rival (and the only other person ever to win the contest), Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas came in second place and ate 224 peppers. Eric "The Red" Denmark was in third with 121 and Alexander Hernandez was able to eat 113, good for fourth place.
The La Costena Jalapeno Eating Contest is officially sanctioned by Major League Eating and awards cash prizes to the winners. Deep Dish will walk home with a cool $3000.
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