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DESCRIPTION: (from G4's press release, July 2008) On July 15th G4 takes eating competitions to the next level with a hilarious new series that combines speed-eating with outrageous physical challenges. Brave contestants consume massive portions of all-American favorites and are then strapped into nausea-inducing contraptions designed to shake them up. The contestant to hold his or her food down the longest claims victory and walks away with a cash prize and, most importantly, serious bragging rights. Challenge winners with the best time who complete all rounds without hurling at any point, earn the highly coveted and elusive "Iron Stomach Award." The half-hour series, "Hurl!" premieres July 15 at 9 pm ET/PT, only on G4. Following the premiere, the show will air weekly on Sundays at 7 pm ET/PT. The competition consists of multiple rounds beginning with a speed-eating contest that features popular foods ranging from chicken pot pies to New England chowder, tuna casserole, hot dogs, blueberry pie and more. In the second round, contenders that ate the most in Round One move on to a physical challenge designed to cause even the strongest stomachs to rebel, including carnival rides, mechanical bull-riding and Sumo wrestling. After the first two rounds, those who have been able to hold their stomachs in check are sent back for another round of eating, where they must chow down on an additional serving of a new menu item. The top two eaters then advance to another round of the physical challenge, which also includes a surprise twist that makes holding down ones food especially difficult. The winner of the days events who has eaten the most and has also managed to keep it all down, receives the coveted "Iron Stomach" award.