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This man ate a record 255 Peeps in 5 minutes





How many Peeps could you stomach in one sitting?

For Matt Stonie, that magic number is 255 — all within 5 minutes.

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The San Jose resident downed the sugary Easter-time treats during the National Harbor World Peeps Eating Championship in Maryland on Saturday, according to Major League Eating, an organization that oversees professional eating contests. The event was live-streamed by The Washington Post.

With the win, Stonie picked up a cool $1,750 in prize money, according to the organization. An additional $1,750 was distributed in varying amounts to those who came in second through sixth place.

Stonie also won last year’s inaugural Peeps eating contest — though in that competition, he consumed 55 fewer of the marshmallow snacks than this year.

This isn’t Stonie’s first rodeo: He also took part in Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest in 2015 and 2016.

Joey Chestnut (right) celebrated winning Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest ahead of Matt Stonie (left) at Coney Island in 2016.

Andrew Kelly/REUTERS/File 2016

Joey Chestnut (right) celebrated winning Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest ahead of Matt Stonie (left) at Coney Island in 2016.

Matt Stonie (right) competed against Joey Chestnut (left) in the 2015 hot dog contest.

Tina Fineberg/AP/File 2015

Matt Stonie (right) competed against Joey Chestnut (left) in the 2015 hot dog contest.

The competitive eating lifestyle seems to suit Stonie quite well: He has a Twitter following of nearly 46,000 people and a verified Facebook page.

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