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Here's how you can watch Joey Chestnut chow down on St. Elmo shrimp cocktail

Posted at 1:33 PM, Dec 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-18 13:41:43-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The best competitive eater in the world is returning to Indianapolis to put away some St. Elmo shrimp cocktail.

Joey Chestnut, along with fellow world champion Miki Sudo, will try to eat a combined 100 servings of shrimp cocktail in 20 minutes Saturday in a virtual edition of the annual St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship.

"It's going to be a different environment not having the crowd pushing us," Chestnut said. "We're going to have the restaurant employees hopefully yelling at us."

The event, which is normally held in front of a screaming crowd during the weekend of the Big Ten football championship, will air on Facebook Live at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Gleaners Food Bank, Peyton Manning Children's Hospital and Wheeler Mission.

Chestnut, the seven-time champion in the event, set a world record in 2018 by eating 18 pounds, 9 ounces of St. Elmo shrimp cocktail.

"One thing about this year that really showed me is I really do love these contests. It gives me motivation to stay healthy so that I can keep doing them," Chestnut said. "I know I have a couple years left in me."

Watch the video in the player above to hear more from Chestnut.