Bested by the burger

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Caleb Burkey, 21, of Lima, joins hands with fellow Camp Cotubic counselors to ask for God’s assistance in taking on the Sweet Matilda challenge at Don’s Downtown Diner on Friday afternoon. But in the end, not even divine assistance could help the Olivet Nazarene University cross-country runner, who spent the past three weeks preparing for the challenge, defeat the nearly 6-pound plate of food that includes four cheeseburgers with bacon and ham on 15 slices of Texas toast and more than a pound of french fries. Only four of about 130 competitors have finished the behemoth burger in the two years the diner has been opened, owner Keith Hardwick said. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)