July 5, 2007

A record for the ages

by Dan Bilicki In: Uncategorized

Forget anything about Barry Bonds and his chase for 755 (he sat yesterday due to sore legs; what a wimp). A hallowed mark was shattered yesterday in New York City. At the Nathan’s hot dog eating championship in Coney Island, Joey Chestnut and second place finisher Takeru Kobayashi both beat out Chestnut’s record of 59 and half hot dogs and buns in only 12 minutes. Chestnut took home the grand prize and the acclaim by scarfing down 66 hot dogs and buns in the session while Kobayashi could only stuff in 63.

Kobayashi was, arguably, not at the top of his game after having a wisdom tooth extracted recently and had also been receiving treatment for a sore jaw. Yes folks, it has finally come to publishing updates on injury reports of competitive eaters. What an age we live in.

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