Steve Russell - Staff Photographer
I've covered a lot of amazing things, but the job always throws something new my way.
Watching Takeru Kobayashi throw down 10 pizzas in 12 minutes was quite the sight. To see Canadian guy Furious Pete go up against him made the event.
The prize for the first place winner was $1500 plus a pizza a day for a year and a reserved parking spot.
Brendan Girvan and a crew of Pizza makers prepare 66 pizzas for the competition held at PIE in Barrie, Ontario.
66 Queen Pies were made for the competition The Queen Pie is tomato, fresh basil and mozzarella.
Kris Kross prepares to load a pizza into the oven, Kross would also compete in the competition.
The Wood oven can reach temperatures of 900 Farenheit and cook a pizza in 90 seconds.
Furious Pete Czerwinski goes to the washroom before the competition, he drank six litres of water in the morning preparation for the contest.
Takeru Kobayashi arrives at the first pizza pie eating competition at PIE, Wood Fired Pizza Joint in Barrie.
Less than a minute in Takeru Kobayashi and Furious Pete Czerwinski finish their first Pie.
Guisseppi Gigliotti downs some water to wash down the pie.
Supporters, media and the curious watch in the rain as Takeru Kobayashi eats pizza, each pizza weighs about one pound.
Furious Pete Czerwinski would eat 29 slices of pizza to finish second.
In the last minute Takeru Kobayashi stands up and goes against Furious Pete Czerwinski to win the first pizza pie eating competition at PIE in Barrie. Kobayashi ate 40 slices (ten pizzas), Furious Pete Czerwinski of Canada finished second with 29 slices.
Takeru Kobayashi wins the first pizza pie eating competition at PIE in Barrie. Furious Pete Czerwinski of Canada finished second.
Where did he put it? Takeru Kobayashi wins the first pizza pie eating competition at PIE, Wood Fired Pizza Joint in Barrie by eating 40 slices (ten pizzas).
The tale of two different styles, Furious Pete Czerwinski's spot is a little messier than Takeru Kobayashi's plate on the right.
Takeru Kobayashi, left, poses with fans after he wins his first eating competition since being arrested at the Coney Island hotdog eating competition.
Takeru Kobayashi wins his first eating competition since being arrested at the Coney Island hotdog eating competition.