Extreme eater fails 7,000-calorie food challenge by just a cup of beans

Extreme eater Adam Moran, 29. -- PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM BEARDMEATSFOOD.CO.UK
Extreme eater Adam Moran, 29. -- PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM BEARDMEATSFOOD.CO.UK

NEWCASTLE, United Kingdom - A 7,000-calorie food challenge that includes pork ribs, beef brisket and chicken wings has bested yet another extreme eater.

Briton Adam Moran, 29, was bidding to become the first person to succeed in the Breaking BadAss Challenge at Longhorns Barbeque Smokehouse in Newcastle, the Daily Mail reported.

But despite polishing off a rack of pork ribs, beef ribs, a sausage, chicken wings, beef brisket, coleslaw, french fries and more, Mr Moran was left with just one cup of bean chilli he was unable to finish within the allotted hour.

He told the Daily Mail: "I gave the challenge my best shot, but the amount of food on the platter just proved too much for me.

"It's the worst way to lose a challenge, I still had room for dessert at the end, but ultimately it was the last pot of beans that defeated me."

Mr Moran added that he might have completed the challenge if he had another five or ten minutes, and that he had erred in leaving the beans till last. He had to pay for the £35 (S$71) meal.

He has no lack of experience in extreme eating, having conquered an "Unfinishable Naan" and beaten a "Sliderggedon Challenge". Mr Moran, who hits the gym for two hours a day to burn off the calories, plans to head to the United States to compete in eating events.

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