It’s obviously not easy being the world’s strongest man. You have to put in a lot of exercises and moreover eat a lot of food and calories in your system to earn that title. So, naturally, Eddie Hall is no stranger to all of that.
The British former professional strongman entered a food eating challenge against the UK’s number one female competitive eater and he regretted getting into it.
Hall, who is also known as the beast, entered a food challenge with Leah Shutkever to see who could finish a giant plate of fish and chips in the fastest time in the ‘Male v Whale’ challenge.
Both the competitors went down to Foster’s chippy in Alderley Edge, Cheshire, where they were presented with the largest serving of deep-fried fish known to man, three slices of white bread, a massive pile of chips and helping mushy peas.
The beast has already competed with Leah before and had lost so this time he tried using some of the female champion’s tactics and tricks. And according to the champion eater, it’s all about sandwiches.
So the competitors started off by hogging in as many chips as they could between two slices of bread and munching away. However, it was very apparent in a few seconds that the competition was in Leah’s kitty and she’s completely destroying her competition.
She broke up the fish, which she covered in lemon juice to help wash it down, tearing huge chunks out of it while Eddie struggled on with the second of his sandwiches.
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By this time, the strongman was evidently losing with Leah almost finished with her meal and dominating the contest. And in under 12m30, she scraped the last pieces of fish from her plate and claimed the victory.
She actually thought she was much slower. “Actually a slower time than I thought because it’s quite a labour-intensive picking up chips,” she said. “It’s hard work eating big, though, isn’t it, Eddie?” To which, with a mouth full of chips, he replied: “It is, it is.”
By the end of the video, Eddie called it quits and said that he doesn’t want the crew to watch him for half an hour more.