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Man wins second couch potato contest
Updated: 2009-01-04 15:29

Man wins second couch potato contest

A man from New York has claimed the ESPN Zone Ultimate Couch Potato prize for the second year in a row.

Participants in the competition sat in front of dozens of televisions in recliners and were only allowed to leave their seats once every eight hours for a bathroom break.

Reigning champion Stan Friedman stayed on his couch longer than anyone else, watching for 18 hours, 48 minutes and 17 seconds to win the contest.

The 47-year-old won two tickets to anywhere in the US, along with a 42-inch HDTV and recliner chair of his own.