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This 120-Pound Woman Ate 3 72-Ounce Steak Meals in 20 Minutes

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Molly Schuyler, mother of 4, ate 3 giant steak dinners in under 20 minutes, setting a record at the Big Texan steakhouse

You know what they say in the eating competition world: it’s not the size of the man that counts, but the steel in his stomach. Or, in this case, the size of the woman. Molly Schuyler, a well-known competitive eater and 120-pound mother of four, took on a seemingly impossible task: to eat three giant steak dinners in under one hour at the Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo, Texas. Not only did Molly clean her plate (which consisted of three 72-ounce steaks, three baked potatoes, three shrimp cocktails, three salads, and three rolls), but she did it all in just under 20 minutes, according to the Amarillo Globe-News. This means that she ate almost one-tenth of her body weight in steak in less than 20 minutes — quite an accomplishment indeed. According to the Big Texan challenge, she got her meal free (and then some!).

“We’ve seen a lot of things come through these doors but Molly... she takes the cake... she takes lots and lots of cake,” Bobby Lee, Big Texan co-owner, told the Amarillo Globe-News.

Schuyler is no stranger to competitive eating. She’s the number one independent female competitive eater in the world, according to her Facebook page, and she even broke the famous Joey “Jaws” Chestnut’s record at a previous Big Texan Steak Ranch challenge, where she consumed one of the 72-ounce steak dinners in under five minutes in May 2014.

Schuyler told USA Today that she looks forward to breaking her own record next year with the addition of a fourth steak dinner. 

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