Bratwurst challenge in Belleville may have set world record

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BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI) - It’s a celebration in Belleville that's 200 years in the making and it could also have a world record title attached. FOX 2's Shawndrea Thomas went to Belleville to find out more about the brat challenge.

It’s a bratwurst of epic proportions.

On Sunday hundreds gathered in downtown Belleville to celebrate the town’s 200th anniversary,   Oktoberfest and something else.

To set the Guinness world record for the longest grilled bratwurst the German food favorite had many lined up to participate and get a taste. The brat measured over 220 feet well past the 152 foot record holder in Prescott Wisconsin.

Meat man Larry Schubert led the charge and added his secret recipe.

Now the verification process is underway and this bad boy is sure to get a lot of attention and a place in the record books. And in the memory of everyone who stopped by.