Aug 5, 2006

Kobayashi Downs 58 Brats in 10 Minutes

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).


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...