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A good read in The Grauniad, if you can stomach it.
Competitive eaters are called gurgitators, apparently.
He insists competitive eating "is a sport, in every way", and says it is true that he has asked Jacques Rogge, the president of the International Olympic Committee, to include competitive eating at the Games. "I've lobbied him myself many times and not even had a reply!" he says, sounding incredulous. "I think the Olympics, as well as it did this year, suffered without us."
I ask Janus if he views himself as an athlete. "I do. I consider myself a competitor.