Aug 5, 2006

Kobayashi Downs 58 Brats in 10 Minutes

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Left: Takeru Kobayashi, center, raises his finger in victory; photo courtesy of AP

(Sheboygan, WI) Takeru Kobayashi consumed 58 bratwursts in 10 minutes today, setting a new record at the Johnsonville World Brat Eating Championship.

"They're good," Kobayashi said through a translator. "I want to take some home."

The 160-pound resident of Nagano, Japan, also beat 22-year-old Joey Chestnut of San Jose, CA in this year's Nathan's Hot Dog eating contest on the Fourth of July in New York.

"Brats are a little bit harder to eat," Kobayashi said. "With hot dogs, it's more volume. You're actually dipping the buns in water."

Kobayashi earned $8,000 for his efforts. The contest was sanctioned by the International Federation of Competitive Eating (IFOCE).

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gross. Totally gross.

Keyser Soze said...

He wouldn't be on my payroll if he wasn't the best.

Kate said...

ok - but did he puke?

Hooda Thunkit said...

Projectile vomiting (whole brats) might be a hazard.

He couldn't possibly have chewed 58 brats in 10 minutes.

Inhaled, would be more like it...