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Miami man wins stone crab eating contest in Marathon

Marathon, Florida – A Miami man won a stone crab-eating contest that was held in Marathon over the weekend.
The goal of the contest was to quickly crack and eat 25 claws.
A 55-year-old, Juan Mallen from Miami, contest winner, reclaimed his title finishing the feast in just 14 minutes and 29 seconds.
“I feel great about getting the title back because I lost it last year, and I feel like I can always come here and win,” he said, “but it’s great that I always have competition.”
Mallen currently holds the record of 12 minutes and 54 seconds, set back in 2017.
This year was Mallen’s fifth contest overall and his third win.

Alfred Duncan

Alfred Duncan is a senior editor at The South Florida Daily, where he oversees our coverage of politics, misinformation, health and economics. Alfred is a former reporter and editor for BuzzFeed News, National Geographic and USA Today.

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