Stone Crab Claw Eating Contest 2013

Contestants in the Stone Crab Claw Eating Contest crack claws and consume their meat Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 in Marathon, Fla. More than 50 competitors participated in the event to see which individual or team of two could crack and eat 25 Florida Keys stone crab claws the fastest. The Keys account for some 40 percent of all claws harvested in Florida on an annual basis. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)
Stone Crab Claw Eating Contest Contestants in the Stone Crab Claw Eating Contest crack claws and consume their meat Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 in Marathon, Fla. More than 50 competitors participated in the event to see which individual or team of two could crack and eat 25 Florida Keys stone crab claws the fastest. The Keys account for some 40 percent of all claws harvested in Florida on an annual basis. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)
Alfredo Munoz chomps on stone crab claw meat enroute to an individual division victory at the Stone Crab Claw Eating Contest Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 in Marathon, Fla. Munoz, of Moses Lake, Wash., cracked and consumed 25 Florida Keys stone crab claws in 9 minutes and 58 seconds. The event attracted more than 50 competitor who participated either as individuals or or two-person teams. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)
Stone Crab Claw Eating Contest Alfredo Munoz chomps on stone crab claw meat enroute to an individual division victory at the Stone Crab Claw Eating Contest Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 in Marathon, Fla. Munoz, of Moses Lake, Wash., cracked and consumed 25 Florida Keys stone crab claws in 9 minutes and 58 seconds. The event attracted more than 50 competitor who participated either as individuals or or two-person teams. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)
Louise Stoltzky grimaces as she cracks a stone crab claw during the Stone Crab Claw Eating Contest Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 in Marathon, Fla. The 72-year-old woman was one of more than 50 competitor who participated either as individuals or two-person teams to see who could crack and eat 25 Florida Keys stone crab claws the fastest. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)
Louise Stoltzky grimaces as she cracks a stone crab claw during the Stone Crab Claw Eating Contest Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 in Marathon, Fla. The 72-year-old woman was one of more than 50 competitor who participated either as individuals or two-person teams to see who could crack and eat 25 Florida Keys stone crab claws the fastest. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)
Sally Mishmash sports a stone crab headpiece as she eats stone crab claw meat during the Stone Crab Claw Eating Contest Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 in Marathon, Fla.  Mishmash was one of more than 50 competitor who participated either as individuals or two-person teams to determining the quickest cracker and consumer of 25 Florida Keys stone crab claws. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)
MTH05 (2) Sally Mishmash sports a stone crab headpiece as she eats stone crab claw meat during the Stone Crab Claw Eating Contest Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 in Marathon, Fla. Mishmash was one of more than 50 competitor who participated either as individuals or two-person teams to determining the quickest cracker and consumer of 25 Florida Keys stone crab claws. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)
Vanessa Seaverns chows down on stone crab claw meat during the Stone Crab Claw Eating Contest Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 in Marathon, Fla. Seaverns was one of more than 50 competitor who participated either as individuals or two-person teams to determining the quickest cracker and consumer of 25 Florida Keys stone crab claws. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)
MTH06 (2) Vanessa Seaverns chows down on stone crab claw meat during the Stone Crab Claw Eating Contest Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 in Marathon, Fla. Seaverns was one of more than 50 competitor who participated either as individuals or two-person teams to determining the quickest cracker and consumer of 25 Florida Keys stone crab claws. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)
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