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Chicagoist Podcast 7/13 - Eating Everything with Patrick Bertoletti

By Karl Klockars in Miscellaneous on Jul 13, 2009 9:20PM

patbertolettinathans071309.jpg After a short summer vacation, the Chicagoist Podcast is back - did you miss us? In our absence, the food world saw its Superbowl event on the 4th of July, the hot-dog eatching contest at Nathans in New York. Patrick Bertoletti is a professional competitive eater and took 3rd in the event this year, but holds world records for devouring everything from pizza to PB&Js and is currently ranked #2 in the world. That's a long way from all-you-can-eat wing night.

Patrick - who we've talked to before - spoke with us about how one gets into the competetive eating community, strategies and training methods for this type of "sport," and if an eater on a world-champ level is born with it - or can they be created?

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