Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Tsunami's 6 year run coming to an end??

小林尊 (Kobayashi Takeru) or The Tsunami, as he's been called, has been diagnosed with arthritis of the Jaw. He's currently undergoing treatment and hopes to be healed by the time of Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest.

小林尊 isn't just known for his hotdog record, he also holds the record for Krystal Square Off World Hamburger Eating ChampioWinship since 2004.

In Hong Kong, 2005, he consumed 83 Veggie Dumplings in 8minutes and then next day ate 100 roasted pork buns in 12 minutes.

Winner of the 2005 Alka-Seltzer US Open of Competitive Eating and Glutton Bowl winner in 2002.

His recent victories include:
Aug. 5, 2006 at the Johnsonville World Bratwurst Eating Championship in Sheboygan, Wisconsin for eating 58 bratwurst sausages in 10 minutes, and in Sept. 23, 2006 set a record in the Phantom Food Festival in Boston, Massachusetts for eating 41 Summer Shack Lobster Rolls in 10 minutes.

His less noteable records for eating include 8kgs of Cow Brains in 15 minutes, and 9kgs of rice balls in 30mins.

The Tsunami suffered his only loss in 2003 to a 495kg Kodiak bear.
小林尊 managed to eat 31 bunless hot dogs in 2 minutes 36 seconds compared the the bears 50.

Mainichi Daily's Article on The Tsunami's jaw can be found here.

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At Jun 26, 2007, 11:08:00 PM, Blogger Kami... said...

I know what some of you may be thinking... "Hey wait... On June 2, 2007, Joey "Jaws" Chestnut broke the record with 59½ hot dogs and buns."
I know... but that was qualifying for this years event.
Much like any competition, it's a different story when you are competing against others and in front of a crowd.


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