Weird World: Man dies after taking part in a taco eating competition

A recently man died after participating in a taco eating competition at a minor league baseball game.


The competition took place last night at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, California, during a game between the Fresno Grizzlies and Memphis Redbirds.

According to CNN, the man was identified as Dana Hutchings, 41, by the Fresno County Sheriff’s department. The team’s on-site medical staff and paramedics immediately attended to Hutchings after he collapsed. He died shortly after being rushed to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, authorities said.

Chukchansi Park is hosting the World Taco Eating Championship on Saturday, August 17 during the team’s annual Taco Truck Throwdown event. While the competition on Saturday is officially sanctioned by Major League Eating, an organization that organizes professional eating competitions, the recent event was not.

As of now, tickets for the competition are still being sold. However, a spokesperson for the Fresno Grizzlies says that the competitive eating portion of their annual Taco Truck Throwdown is being re-evaluated.

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