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Takeru Kobayashi

Takeru Kobayashi (小林尊, Kobayashi Takeru) (born March 15, 1978) is a Japanese competitive eater. He holds several records, including four Guinness Records, for eating hot dogs, meatballs, Twinkies, hamburgers, and pasta. Born in Nagano, Japan, Kobayashi set his first record at his rookie appearance on July 4, 2001, when he ate 50 hot dogs in 12 minutes at the Nathan's Coney Island hot dog-eating contest, doubling the previous record of 25. The record was so unexpected that when Kobayashi got to the later numbers, the organizers ran out of signs indicating how many dogs Kobayashi had eaten and had to resort to handwritten signs. Kobayashi would go on to break his own record three times in winning the contest six consecutive times (2001–2006). On June 2, 2007, Joey Chestnut broke Kobayashi's record with 59.5 hot dogs and buns in a qualifying round for the annual Nathan's contest. In the 2006 Krystal Square Off, Kobayashi's mark of 97 hamburgers was 30 better than his winning total in 2005 and 28 better than the World Record he set in 2004. At a speed-eating contest in Hong Kong on August 13, 2005, Kobayashi consumed 83 vegetarian jiaozi dumplings in 8 minutes. The next day, he ate 100

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Takeru Kobayashi INHALES Whole Pizza at Super Bowl Party

Takeru Kobayashi
INHALES Whole Pizza At Super Bowl Party

Know why your Super Bowl party sucked? Because competitive eating champ Takeru Kobayashi wasn't there ... eating an ENTIRE PIZZA in one minute flat.Kobayashi's rep tells TMZ, some guy on Long… READ MORE >

Kobayashi -- I Drank 42 Cups of Coffee ... And Didn't Crap My Brains Out!

Kobayashi
I Drank 42 Cups of Coffee ... & Didn't Crap My Brains Out

Competitive eating monster Takeru Kobayashi downed a gut-busting 42 CUPS of coffee for his latest food stunt -- but his rep tells TMZ, the chowdown champ handled the massive caffeine jolt like a… READ MORE >

- 857 days ago
Kobayashi Goes Kosher -- Devours Giant Jewish Pastry

Kobayashi Goes Kosher
Devours Giant Jewish Pastry

Typically known for chowing down on everything from hot dogs and hamburgers to wings and Twinkies, competitive food eating champ Takeru Kobayashi set his sights on the holy grail of pastries and… READ MORE >

- 935 days ago
Kobayashi DOMINATES Wing Bowl -- Hundreds of Chickens Can't Cross Road

Kobayashi
DOMINATES Wing Bowl -- 168 Chickens Can't Cross Road

Takeru Kobayashi is gearing up to poop out the remains of 168-and-a-half chickens ... after putting on one of the GREATEST competitive eating displays of all time. Kobayashi WOLFED DOWN 337… READ MORE >

- 956 days ago
Kobayashi -- My Weiner Beef Ain't With Chestnut!!

Kobayashi -- My Weiner Beef Ain't With Chestnut!!

Professional sausage swallower Takeru Kobayashi believes his 69-hot dog performance should count as a WORLD RECORD ... even though he wasn't entered in an official tournament at the time.… READ MORE >

- 1169 days ago
Kobayashi INHALES 69 Hot Dogs -- The VIDEO!

Kobayashi INHALES 69 Hot Dogs -- The VIDEO!

Takeru Kobayashi DESTROYED 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes yesterday ... smashing his own world record in an UNOFFICIAL speed eating display ... and igniting a HUGE controversy in the process! TMZ… READ MORE >

- 1170 days ago
Kobayashi to Tiniest Woman: I Could Eat Two of You!

Kobayashi to Tiniest Woman: I Could Eat Two of You!

A chance meeting between competitive eating legend Takeru Kobayashi and the smallest woman in the world doesn't sound so crazy ... until you realize ... he could technically eat two of her!TMZ… READ MORE >

- 1262 days ago
Hot Dog-Eating Legend -- The Super Bowls ... Of Dip

Hot Dog-Eating Legend -- The Super Bowls ... Of Dip

Takeru Kobayashi -- one of the greatest competitive eaters of all time -- tackled some serious hunger pangs during the big game on Sunday … downing a stadium-sized bowl of dip.We’re… READ MORE >

- 1317 days ago
Kobayashi -- I Will Gobble An ENTIRE Turkey!

Kobayashi
I Will Gobble An ENTIRE Turkey!

Takeru Kobayashi – arguably the greatest competitive hot dog eater in the history of mankind – is celebrating his first Thanksgiving in America this year…by eating an ENTIRE… READ MORE >

- 1392 days ago
'Deep Dish' to Kobayashi - 'Should've Been Convicted'

'Deep Dish' to Kobayashi - 'Should've Been Convicted'

He got off easy in court -- but hot dog eating legend Takeru Kobayashi is facing a serious backlash from one of his fellow professional wiener gobblers ... a guy who thinks TK "should have been… READ MORE >

- 1503 days ago

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