Gluttony for glory, says eating comp winner

    New Yorker chomps 20 cannoli in six minutes to win eating comp
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    Crazy Legs Conti: didn't win any money, but says the 'bragging rights mean everything'.  [CR Mario Tama/Getty Images]
    Crazy Legs Conti: didn't win any money, but says the 'bragging rights mean everything'. [CR Mario Tama/Getty Images]

    A 38-year-old New York man chomped his way to victory at Little Italy's 8th Annual Cannoli Eating Competition in New York City last week, by eating 20 ½ cannoli — totalling around 7480 calories — within six minutes.

    The winner, known as ‘Crazy Legs’ Conti, beat six other competitive eaters to win the competition, which was part of Little Italy’s Feast of San Gennaro event.

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    Speaking to AOL News (www.news.aol.com), Conti said this was a prize he’d “always wanted”.

    “You don't win any money, but the bragging rights mean everything,” he explained.

    "The cannoli contest is old school. It's pure. You don't need the money; you compete simply for the joy of competing.”

    Conti went on to say that he had competed in the event for eight years, but had always come in second or third.

    "I know I've wanted this prize more than anyone,” he said.

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