Man eats 3 kilos of latkes to win contest at New York deli

A 23-year-old mechanical engineering student on Sunday downed 46 potato pancakes in eight minutes to win a contest at a Long Island deli. Pete Czerwinski said he'd never eaten a latke before consuming about three kilos of them Sunday at Zan's in Lake Grove. The Toronto bodybuilder said he was just "a power eater" whose brain never signals that he's full, according to the Long Island daily Newsday. Association of Independent Competitive Eaters Chairman Arnie Chapman says Czerwinski demolished the contest's previous record of 31 latkes, set in 2006. Brooklyn college student Will Millender took second place Sunday with 29 latkes.