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Man vs. food contest held in Dexter

This man versus food contest took place at the Fiddlers Catfish and Seafood in Dexter on Thursday. This man versus food contest took place at the Fiddlers Catfish and Seafood in Dexter on Thursday.
The previous record at fiddlers was 54-minutes. The previous record at fiddlers was 54-minutes.
DEXTER, MO (KFVS) -

It's not your typical food order for one. It was 20 catfish filets, one pound each of french fries, hush puppies, baked beans, coleslaw and more than a gallon of water to drink.

Randy Santel, a professional body builder and proclaimed pro-food contest eater won his competition by eating all of that in 23-minutes.

This man versus food contest took place at the Fiddlers Catfish and Seafood in Dexter on Thursday.

The previous record at fiddlers was 54-minutes.

Santel says the contest did get tough.

"It started to get tough with about three pieces of catfish left," said Randy Santel. "But, that also helped in my mind because I knew the catfish was almost gone. So once I got through with that I just had a few more sides left and that was it."

Santel says he usually eats burgers and pizza for food challenges.

This was the first time he chowed down fish for a contest.

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