Monday, June 25, 2007

Tube steak tourneys no more: speed eater undone

Famed speed-eater Takeru Kobayashi sustained what may be a career-ending injury from too much practice. ABC's headline reads "Arthritic Jaw Could Undo Icon's Hot Dog Reign".

Kobayashi downed 53 and 3/4 hot dogs in 12 minutes at an international Coney Island contest last year. He also holds the record for eating the most cow brains and rice balls in timed competitions.

UPDATE: In spite of his reported injury, Kobayashi competed -- and lost to American Joey Chestnut who downed 66 hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes (Kobayashi could only down 63...). Not a pleasant sight:

Kobayashi and Chestnut on 4 July 2007


Blogger Cristin Lassen said...

I'm a big fan of Kobayashi's method of dipping the hotdogs in water. Brilliant idea to maximize your eating potential.

8:12 PM  

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