Dirado & Beisel Head Up Burger Eating Pageant For Charity

Retta Race
by Retta Race 5

February 13th, 2018 Lifestyle, News

The same crew who brought us the now-famous Speedo Rap Video is teaming up once again, this time in the name of charity. A delicious fundraiser is headed for the San Francisco area with several Olympians set to compete in the BIG sMAC DOWN burger eating pageant.

Benefitting the San Fransisco/Marin Food Bank, the friendly competition will pit teams of four swimmers against one another to compete in a relay-style fast food challenge, eating as much as they can in front of a live crowd. Swimmers scarfing food together? Could there be anything better?

Representing the Team Fast and McFlurry-ous are NCAA standouts Felicia Lee and Andie Taylor, along with Olympic gold medalists Maya DiRado and Elizabeth Beisel. In their Breakfast of Champions race, each woman will eat a McDonald’s breakfast item as fast as possible and the fastest relay to finish will be crowned champion.

Check out the team’s hype video below:

But the women won’t be alone, as Team Szechuan Sauce will also be throwing down some major calories for cash. The foursome of David Nolan, Drew Cosgarea, Mike Carter and Thomas Stephens will combine for the 2nd relay, with each competitor eating a single food item that spans from breakfast to lunch to dinner to dessert.

Check out their introductions below:


Full-color commentary of the live event will be performed by former 1650 freestyle American record holder Chad LaTourette and Stanford All-American Bryan Offutt. The event hosts will be Notre Dame standouts Frank Dyer (2012-14 All-American) and former American record holder (200 Breast) Emma Reaney.

The group has a very ambitious goal of raising $10,000 for the food bank and their donation page can be found at youcaring.com/big-smac-down

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2 years ago

HAHA I can’t believe this is a thing. So funny!

2 years ago

Kind of an interesting video for Team Szechuan Sauce.

They’re doing a dryland workout, feeding each other, patting each other, popping towels, preening for the camera. And surfing.

Just a little fun with your bros, right?

Not Bryan Offutt
2 years ago

Wow! This sure does sound like a great time, my guess is everyone in San Francisco is going to be there! I can’t imagine what it would feel like to miss out…I’d probably feel pretty sad. I mean, all of those good looking people all in one place, shoving as much cold rolled American angus into their faces as they can, for CHARITY?! Not to mention that sideline reporter…Call the fire department, that guys on fire!

If that’s not freedom I’m not sure what is!!

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Retta Race

After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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