Man inhales 8-pound pizza in 45 minutes

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Friday, April 8, 2016
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This story will have you reaching for the antacids

LOUISVILLE, KY -- This story makes our tummy ache: A professional eater consumed an entire eight-pound pizza in just 45 minutes.

Randy Santel is now on the Wall of Fame at Wicks Pizza in Louisville, Kentucky after he finished off the massive pie.

"Oh man, this is stupid," Santel said, in the midst of the challenge.

The food contest champ says he had a game plan for tackling the pizza one bite at a time. First, he started on the four middle pieces, working his way to the outside. Next, he ate the cheese and toppings. Finally, he would work to swallow the crust.

After 32 minutes, Santel reached the crust stage of his plan. Just over 13 minutes later, the battle was over.

"I am very happy I got the win," Santel says. "Half way through, I started to get nervous. I am just glad I didn't lose in front of all these people."

Santel says he began eating professionally in 2010, after winning a national body transformation contest. To celebrate, he and a buddy devoured a 28 pound pizza in St. Louis, winning a $500 prize.

He's been eating ridiculous amounts of food ever since.