His Achille’s meal? ‘Probably the fries’

November 19, 2009
Giant Burger (Springfield, Oregon)

Springfield, Oregon – Could you eat a 6 pound burger and 5 pounds of fries in an hour? A Springfield man tried to do just that Thursday afternoon at Giant Burger in Springfield.

Tyler Rhodes, 24, is the first person so far to attempt the Giant Burger Challenge.

If Tyler had finished, he would have got the nearly $40 burger for free.

Tyler got off to a great start, but with 11 minutes left, he threw in the napkin.

What was the hardest part? “Probably the fries,” he said.

Rhodes said he trained for three weeks by eating a lot and then nothing.

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