Two minutes and 48 seconds. That's how long it took one woman to devour a 72 oz. steak on Monday, becoming the new Big Texan Steak Challenge Champion.
But, competitive eater, Molly Schuyler wasn't finished. She then devoured another 72 oz. steak. She completed this meal in under 10 minutes. This means that Schuyler ingested 9 pounds of red meant in less than 15 minutes.
You might expect a woman with the capacity to accomplish this type of stunt to be a bit on the hefty side. After all, you're not born knowing how to eat this much. You have to practice. However, Schuler, a 34-year old mom, is a svelte 128 pounds.
She holds several eating records at restaurants around the country, but steak is her specialty. In January of 2014 she shattered the world record for eating a 72oz steak by cleaning her plate in two minutes and 44 seconds. This broke the previous record by nearly four minutes.
It should be noted that Schuyler is a professional competitive eater and eating this much steak is such a short period of time is probably not safe for amateurs as it might result in death (or at the very least severe indigestion.)
But Schuyler clearly knows what she's doing and it's hard to imagine that anyone will be able to break her record anytime soon.