22 November 2004

Takeru Kobayashi, All-American Glutton

Tokyo Times blog notes that Takeru Kobayashi, the diminutive 4-time winner of the Coney Island hotdog-eating contest has now conquered another All-American peak, Chattanooga's hamburger-eating contest.
His pulsating performance of 69 hamburgers in 8 minutes, was so stunning that it prompted David Baer of the International Federation of Competitive Eating to trumpet, "Kobayashi is, without a doubt, the greatest eater ever to live upon planet Earth."
His T-shirt shows Uncle Sam above the motto "Eat All That You Can Eat" but maybe "A Mess Hall of One" would be just as appropriate.

via Simon World

No comments: