Kobayashi Fails To Capture Pizza-Eating Record In Brooklyn

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) —  Competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi failed in his attempt to break the Guinness World Record for eating a 12” pizza Saturday night in Brooklyn.

Kobayashi — best known for his exploits at the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island — was trying to eat away at a record currently held by Josh Anderson of New Zealand.

Kobayashi was able to eat the pizza in a remarkable 2 minutes, 3 seconds – but it wasn’t enough to best Anderson, who finished with a time of 1 minute, 45.37 seconds.

1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan reports

In order to break the record, Kobayashi had to eat the pizza with a fork and knife, according to Guinness rules.

The event took place at Java Street Hall in Greenpoint at 8 p.m.

Kobayashi is a six-time champion of the Nathan’s contest. Kobayashi had held the title from 2001-2006 before being defeated by Joey Chestnut in 2007.

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  • Lance

    This guy has become the Kenny Powers of competitive eating. Play with the big boys in Coney Island or leave us all alone.

  • Kobi AhChoo

    Should have let him use chopsticks I guess.

    • Dr. S.T.

      Naah, that would definitely be an unfair advantage!

  • Nic

    I like the girl in the kimono.

  • slow eater

    eating too fast is a sure way to die early

  • madmike

    Relax dude we all know you can stuff food down your throat now go home.

  • Luv2Eat

    Isn’t the Gorge Yourself Union a little rediculous?

    • RedIndian

      No it is not rediculous. It is ridiculous.

  • DanTe

    And the mob controlled eating Union didn’t come in and arrest him this time???

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