Yanks Torpedoed by Frank Japanese

He came, he ate and he conquered … again. Takeru "Tsunami" Kobayashi
of Japan downed a world-record 53 1/2 hot dogs in 12 minutes on Sunday,
blowing away his rivals for the fourth year in a row.

The diminutive 26-year-old Japanese, known as The Gurgitator, successfully retained
the Mustard Yellow International Belt – the World Cup of competitive eating –
at the July 4 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog event at New York’s Coney Island.

Using his trademark "Solomon technique" – breaking the wieners in half
before wolfing them down – the 167cm, 60kg Kobayashi easily surpassed his own
50 1/2-dog record, set in 2002…

from the Australian


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One Response to Yanks Torpedoed by Frank Japanese

  1. Mom says:

    Is part of the deal that he’s not allowed to use his hands?

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