"The eating competitions are exciting and they're what the sport of competitive eating is known for. It's what the public sees," said a sweaty Chestnut, minutes after clogging his toilet for the last time. "But only those on the inside know that the real excitement comes after the competitions in the competitive eaters' bathrooms."
With his girlfriend cheering him on and his hotel's maintenance man serving as a witness, Chestnut began clogging his toilet just minutes after arriving back at his midtown Manhattan hotel following the competition.
"It's all about timing and strategy," said Chestnut. "Start too soon and all of that hot dog meat hasn't hit your colon yet. Start too late and well, you've got quite a mess on your hands."
Chestnut says he knew he would have a shot at the toilet clogging record right at the start.
"The first log came out thick, wide and dense and dropped right over the hole in the toilet," he said. "I knew it was a clogger. So I flushed and, sure enough, brown poop water came right up to the rim of the toilet. A perfect clogging."