Indianapolis locals try to outdo competitive eater to no avail

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Get ready…Set…Eat!

St. Elmo’s restaurant in Indianapolis held its first-ever Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship Saturday.

Contestants had to devour as much of the legendary appetizer as they could in eight minutes.

Among the eaters — local firefighters, police officers and — you guessed it — competitive eater Joey Chestnut.

Chestnut took home the trophy and the $2000 prize after reportedly eating a record nine pounds and four ounces of shrimp.