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    This man ate a record 255 Peeps in 5 minutes

    How many Peeps could you stomach in one sitting?

    For Matt Stonie, that magic number is 255 — all within 5 minutes.

    The San Jose resident downed the sugary Easter-time treats during the National Harbor World Peeps Eating Championship in Maryland on Saturday, according to Major League Eating, an organization that oversees professional eating contests. The event was live-streamed by The Washington Post.

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    With the win, Stonie picked up a cool $1,750 in prize money, according to the organization. An additional $1,750 was distributed in varying amounts to those who came in second through sixth place.

    Stonie also won last year’s inaugural Peeps eating contest — though in that competition, he consumed 55 fewer of the marshmallow snacks than this year.

    This isn’t Stonie’s first rodeo: He also took part in Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest in 2015 and 2016.

    Joey Chestnut (right) celebrated winning Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest ahead of Matt Stonie (left) at Coney Island in 2016.
    Andrew Kelly/REUTERS/File 2016
    Joey Chestnut (right) celebrated winning Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest ahead of Matt Stonie (left) at Coney Island in 2016.

    Matt Stonie (right) competed against Joey Chestnut (left) in the 2015 hot dog contest.
    Tina Fineberg/AP/File 2015
    Matt Stonie (right) competed against Joey Chestnut (left) in the 2015 hot dog contest.

    The competitive eating lifestyle seems to suit Stonie quite well: He has a Twitter following of nearly 46,000 people and a verified Facebook page.

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