A man in California has died after competing in a taco eating contest at a minor league Baseball game.
41-year-old Dana Hutchings, passed away on Tuesday night shortly after arriving at hospital, and it was not immediately known how many tacos he had eaten in the course of the contest.
Tuesday night's competition came ahead of Saturday's World Taco Eating Championship which has now been cancelled, however a "taco truck throwdown" featuring food trucks and musical entertainment will go ahead.
Matthew Boylan, who witnessed the taco eating contest in the stadium, told the Fresno Bee newspaper he quickly noticed Hutchings because "he was eating so fast compared to the other two (contestants)".
"It was like he'd never eaten before. He was just shoving the tacos down his mouth without chewing," Boylan said.
He said Hutchings collapsed and hit his face on a table about seven minutes into the contest, then fell to the ground. The eating contest ended immediately.