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2016 Stone Crab Eating Contest 05

Juan Mallen, second from left, gobbles down stone crab claw meat during the Stone Crab Eating Contest Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at Keys Fisheries in Marathon, Fla. Mallen cracked and consumed 25 stone crab claws in 12 minutes and 54 seconds to take top honors and set a new contest record. About 40 percent of Florida's stone crab harvest comes from Florida Keys waters, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission fisheries' data. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2016 Stone Crab Eating Contest 04

Juan Mallen, left, raises his hands in victory after he cracked and consumed 25 stone crab claws in 12 minutes and 54 second to win the Stone Crab Eating Contest Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at Keys Fisheries in Marathon, Fla. Malle, a 49-year-old commercial appliance technician from Miami, set a new contest record. Stone crabs are a renewable resource. Legal-size claws are harvested and the crabs are returned to the water to grow new extremities. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2016 Stone Crab Eating Contest 03

Sally Mishmash, left, and Sandra Bradshaw, feed each other stone crab claws during the Stone Crab Eating Contest Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at Keys Fisheries in Marathon, Fla. The event attracted 40 competitors who participated in both individual and team categories. To win, contestants had to crack and eat 25 stone crab claws in the fastest time. About 40 percent of Florida's stone crab harvest comes from Florida Keys waters, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission fisheries data. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2016 Stone Crab Eating Contest 02

Sandra Bradshaw pulls meat out of a stone crab claw during the Stone Crab Eating Contest Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at Keys Fisheries in Marathon, Fla. The event attracted 40 competitors who participated in both individual and team categories. To win, contestants had to crack and eat 25 stone crab claws in the fastest time. Stone crabs are a renewable resource. Legal-size claws are harvested and the crabs are returned to the water to grow new extremities. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2016 Stone Crab Eating Contest 01

Contestants crack and consume crab meat during the Stone Crab Eating Contest Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at Keys Fisheries in Marathon, Fla. The event attracted 40 competitors who participated in both individual and team categories. To win, contestants had to crack and eat 25 stone crab claws in the fastest time. About 40 percent of Florida's stone crab harvest comes from Florida Keys waters, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission fisheries data. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2014 Stone Crab Eating Contest 07

In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, stone crab claws are cracked by contestants participating in the Keys Fisheries Stone Crab Eating Contest Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Marathon, Fla. Florida's stone crab claw harvest season began Oct. 15 and continues to May 15. About 40 percent of the state's average 2.6-million-pound harvest comes from waters off the Florida Keys. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

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In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Sandra Bradshaw chomps on a stone crab claw Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, during the Keys Fisheries Stone Crab Eating Contest in Marathon, Fla. Contestants were challenged to post the fastest time to crack and consume the meat from 25 stone crab claws. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2014 Stone Crab Eating Contest 05

Alyssa Hoyer, left, and Greg D'Agostino, right, high-five each other after winning the team competition at the Keys Fisheries Stone Crab Eating Contest Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Marathon, Fla. The duo combined to crack and consume 25 stone crab claws in 10 minutes, 40 seconds. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2014 Stone Crab Eating Contest 04

Contestants in the Keys Fisheries Stone Crab Eating Contest crack claws and suck down their meat to determine the winner who consumes 25 claws in the fastest time Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Marathon, Fla. About 40 percent of Florida's average 2.6-million-pound stone crab claw harvest comes from waters off the Florida Keys. It is also a renewable resource as fishermen harvest only legal-size claws and the crab is returned to the water to grow new extremities. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2014 Stone Crab Eating Contest 03

Maggie Gutierrez sucks meat from a stone crab claw Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, during the Keys Fisheries Stone Crab Eating Contest in Marathon, Fla. Contestants were challenged to post the fastest time to crack and consume the meat from 25 stone crab claws. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2014 Stone Crab Eating Contest 02

Larry Smorgala cracks stone crab claws on his way to taking top honors in the individual category at the Keys Fisheries Stone Crab Eating Contest Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Marathon, Fla. Smorgala cracked and cleanly ate 25 claws in 15 minutes and 20 seconds. Stone crabs are a Florida Keys delicacy and a renewable resource as fishermen harvest only legal-size claws and the crab is returned to the water to grow new extremities. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2014 Stone Crab Eating Contest 01

Contestants in the Keys Fisheries Stone Crab Eating Contest crack claws and suck down their meat to determine the winner with the fastest time for eating 25 claws Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Marathon, Fla. Stone crab claws are a Florida delicacy with about 40 percent of the state's average 2.6-million-pound-harvest coming from waters off the Florida Keys. It is also a renewable resource as fishermen harvest only legal-size claws and the crab is returned to the water to grow new extremities. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)