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07.05.11 Bucky Turco

This year, instead of jumping on stage and getting arrested by the NYPD in Coney Island, Takeru Kobayashi challenged the other Nathan’s hot dog gagging contestants in real time atop 230 5th Avenue. And technically, he won. […]

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06.20.11 Bucky Turco

For the first time ever, Nathan’s Famous held a hot dog eating contest in China as a lead up to its official competition on July 4th in Coney Island. Chris Lam emerged as the victor and set a “country-record” according to the Wall Street Journal, by scarfing down 16 hot dogs in 10 minutes. […]

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04.21.11 Bucky Turco

Organizers of Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest have deleted Takeru Kobayashi’s image from their “Wall of Fame” in Coney Island reports the Brooklyn Paper. As you may recall, the world champion eater wasn’t allowed to compete last July due to a contract dispute, so he jumped on stage to protest and was promptly arrested. […]

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07.06.10 Bucky Turco

Because you can never have enough footage of a professional hot dog eater getting arrested, here’s another angle of Takeru Kobayashi’s now infamous brush with the NYPD, clearly the most exciting thing to happen at Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating contest ever. […]

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07.04.10 Bucky Turco

Due to some contract dispute, Takeru Kobayashi did not compete in this year’s hot dog eating contest at Coney Island, but he didn’t fail to disappoint fans. The six-time winner paraded through the crowd wearing a ‘Free Kobi” t-shirt, which is kind of fitting, since he was arrested shortly after the “competition” ended when he […]

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