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World Pie-Eating Champion Crowned In Wigan, England
One of the planet's most prestigious sporting events took place at lunchtime (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 222)
Dec 20, 2018 Sports
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The annual World Pie-Eating Championship has been held once again in the spiritual home of the pie - Wigan in Greater Manchester in northern England.

Dozens of fine-tuned athletes gathered for the event in Harry's Bar in the town centre and limbered up by downing pints and munching on pork scratchings.

Two heavyweights of the sport faced each other in the final pie-off event, with pie-nosher Martin Appleton-Clare taking the title.

The pastry-devouring veteran claimed his fifth win in the competition, polishing off a chicken pie in 19.58 seconds. He said: "It feels amazing to have won it again, especially after being taken all the way in the pie-off for the first time ever - I was nervous, to say the least."

"I love entering every year, it's a great occasion and a lot of fun. This year's pies were very messy compared to previous years, which is difficult when you consider the rules don't allow for you to get your pie everywhere."

When asked about what he thought of people scorning the idea of pie-eaters being labelled athletes, Martin challenged the naysayers to turn up to next year's competition to let their eating do the talking.

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