Published Saturday, 07 September 2013
Colin Shirlow celebrates his ninth win at the World Oyster Eating Championship. (© Hillsborough International Oyster Festival.)
Eating a total of 212 oysters, the Co Down man failed to beat his previous record, but he still remains a Guinness World Record holder for eating 233 oysters in just three minutes during last year's competition.
Colin faced tough opponents this year, fighting off two American giants of the competitive eating world.
46-year-old Robert Bruce Shoudt, from Pennsylvania, known to his legion of fans as Notorious B.O.B and 'Matt Megatoad' Stonie, aged 21 from California, are ranked fourth and fifth in the world by IFOCE (International Federation of Competitive Eating).
The popular event was part of the Hillsborough International Oyster Festival, which is now one of the longest-running food events in the UK.
It is thought over 6,000 oysters will be enjoyed by festival goers this year.
The event, which attracts around 14,000 national and international visitors annually, ends on Sunday 8 September.
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