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Man eats 14 lobster rolls to win NH contest

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Hampton, NH (AP) -
A 42-year-old Connecticut man has taken top honors at a New Hampshire lobster roll eating contest by chowing down on 14 of them in 10 minutes.

James Burgess of Thompson, Conn., beat out 11 other competitors in winning $600 at Saturday's fourth-annual contest at the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival.

Burgess beat defending champ Sao Young of Lowell, Mass. who came in second by eating 13 rolls. He won $250.

Burgess told the Portsmouth Herald he prepared for the contest by overeating for about a month.

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