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Extreme eaters devour mince pies in England

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Greg West struggles after eating too many mince pies during the Wookey Hole Big Eat competition on Nov. 22, in Wells, England.

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Richard Doyle, left, eats a mince pie during the Wookey Hole Big Eat competition on Nov. 22, in Wells, England. The competition was won by Mike Doggerel, who along with fellow joint winner Lee Palmer, ate 19 mince pies in ten minutes. The annual competition sees handpicked competitors, eating professionals and members of the public, attempting to eat as many mince pies as possible in the space of 10 minutes for a prize of 1000GBP and the chance to compete in one of the biggest speed eating events of the year in the United States.

This top image caught my eye as I was searching through our stream of wire images this morning. Anticipating a feast on Thursday I hope to avoid the same kind of situation that Greg West find himself in : too much food in too short a time.