Contest winner downs 13 pounds of spaghetti

MASON, Ohio (AP) - September 9, 2009

Bob Shoudt says he prepared for Monday's competition at Kings Island amusement park near Cincinnati by fasting from solid foods, beginning Saturday evening.

After winning his $2,500 cash prize, Shoudt said he was off to ride a few roller coasters with his son. He also declared that Cincinnati chili "tastes great."

More than 400 people watched the gorging by Shoudt and his opponents, including a woman named Sonya Thomas who put away more than 11 pounds of chili spaghetti, more than 10 percent of her body weight.

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