Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Hot Dog King

Takeru Kobayashi did it again. For the fifth straight year, the 27 year-old Japanese man was declared the hot dog eating king at the annual Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island, New York.


Kobayashi ate 47 hot dogs in 12 minutes. This is a good amount of processed meat, but it is down from last year's mark of 52 dogs. Since Banshee Blog came online, Kobayashi's only hot dog-eating defeat came at the paws of a grizzly bear on Man vs. Beast I.

This was the ninth time in the last ten years that a Japanese man took home the coveted Yellow Belt. This year's runner-up was a woman from Alexandria, VA named Sonya Thomas a.k.a. The Black Widow.