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Takeru Kobayashi

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Nagano, Japan
Age: 31
Weight: 160

Kobayashi won the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest six years in a row, until 2007 when Joey Chestnut did what no American had done before. Chestnut dethroned Kobayashi, beating him by three hot dogs and buns--66 to 63. Kobayashi lost to Pat Bertoletti and Joey Chestnut in the Spike TV MLE Chowdown and was unable to defend his title in the Krystal Square Off World Hamburger Eating Championship.

Records

  • Cow Brains 57 (17.7 pounds) / 15 minutes
  • Rice Balls 20 pounds rice balls / 30 minutes
  • Lobster Rolls 41 Lobster Rolls in Boston challenge / 10 minutes/Sept. 23, 2006