Juris Shibayama is a modern-day Renaissance man, whose talents range from orthopaedic surgery to bodybuilding to the inhalation of hamburgers. The last of these skills has earned him rising-star status on the competitive eating circuit, where he’s currently ranked twelfth in the world (just below the great Patrick “Bib Sheet” Vandam).
Shibayama, who immodestly (yet accurately) calls himself “Doctor Bigtime,” recounts the feat that made him first realize he could someday rule the world of professional eating:
At Don Shula’s steakhouse in 2005, I ate two 48-oz porterhouse steaks, along with appetizers, caesar salad, bread, beverages, and two desserts.
Impressive. But does he have what it takes to break Microkhan’s favorite eating record? That would be the one held by Oleg Zhornitskiy, in the mayonnaise category: 128 ounces in 8 minutes. Please don’t try that at home, dear readers.