Man Eats 25 Crab Claws in 17 Minutes in Florida Keys Contest

Alfredo Munoz won the stone crab claw eating contest by eating 25 claws in 17 minutes and 35 seconds.

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013  |  Updated 6:35 PM EDT
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Contestants in the Stone Crab Claw Eating Contest crack claws and consume their meat Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 in Marathon, Fla. More than 50 competitors participated in the event to see which individual or team of two could crack and eat 25 Florida Keys stone crab claws the fastest. The Keys account for some 40 percent of all claws harvested in Florida on an annual basis. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

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A Washington state man has won the individual division of a stone crab claw eating contest in the Florida Keys.

Alfredo Munoz of Moses Lake cracked and consumed 25 claws in 17 minutes and 35 seconds during Saturday's contest that attracted more than 50 competitors at Keys Fisheries restaurant.

John Mahoney and Larry Smorgala, both of Marathon, placed first in the team division where stone crab aficionados could share in breaking the crab claw's tough shell to eat its sweet meat.

Some 40 percent of all stone crab claws are harvested off the Florida Keys on an annual basis.

Stone crabs are a renewable resource. Fishermen harvest legal-size claws and return the crab's body to the water to grow new extremities.

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