Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Competitive Eating Update #4

NEW YORK -- A 160-pound wonder from Japan set a new record by devouring a sickening 53¾ frankfurters in 12 minutes to win the annual Independence Day hot dog eating competition on Coney Island.

The feat earned Takeru Kobayashi, 27, his sixth straight title in the event, held at the original Nathan's Famous hot dog stand on Brooklyn's seashore.

He broke his own record of 53½ hot dogs, set at the same competition two years ago.

2 comments:

patti abbott said...

they actually covered this competition on the food network a few years ago and I'm ashamed to say I spent 60 minutes watching that guy win. He didn't chew at all, just pushed them down his throat.

Bill said...

A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do.