JOEY CHESTNUT BEATS TAKERU KOBAYASHI IN ‘OT’
DOWNING 59 NATHAN’S HOT DOGS IN 10-MINUTE REGULATION
A year ago, 25-year-old Joey Chestnut, a civil engineering student at San Jose State University, won over Kobayashi, 31, in a tiebreaker after both initially consumed 59 dogs apiece. It was Chestnut’s second slim victory over Kobayashi in as many years. It was way more exciting than a Tiger sudden death.
Kobayashi vowed he will avenge those two defeats this Saturday.
Chestnut says this year he’s downing 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes. Also check out Juliet Lee, a 105 pound 44-year-old Maryland salon owner who recently downed 13.23 pounds of cranberry sauce in 8 minutes .Also check out the world matzo ball-eating champion Eric “Badlands” Booker who tips the scales at 400 pounds.
Be sure to turn one the TV- ESPN- to watch the twenty finalists will compete in the championship on Saturday. Nathan’s International Hot Dog Eating Contest – July 4, 2009 (Surf and Stillwell, Coney Island) show begins at 10:30. Watch it live on ESPN beginning at Noon!