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Takeru Kobayashi

Clam Eating Contest held in Island Park on Aug. 17, 2014 (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Extreme Eater Kobayashi Coaches LI Firefighters In Clam Eating Challenge

The event, which raised money to benefit firehouses that were damaged during Hurricane Sandy, was held at Peter’s Clam Bar on Long Beach Road.

08/17/2014

(L to R) Tim Janus, Joey Chestnut, and Matt Stonie compete in the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island on July 4, 2013. (Photo by Monika Graff/Getty Images)

Nathan’s Crowns Chow Down Champs At Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest

Joey Chestnut and Sonya Thomas have defended their titles and are once again walking away as hot dog eating champions.

07/04/2013

Joey Chestnut (center) (Photo Credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

Chow Down Champion Takeru Kobayashi Visits The Couch

Takeru Kobayashi’s competitive eating prowess is second to none. Last July 4th, he downed 69 hot dogs in one event – an unofficial world record. He stopped by The Couch, along with Brian Shebairo from city favorite Crif Dogs.

07/03/2012

Joey Chestnut (center) (Photo Credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

Competitive Eating, As American As It Gets

Competitive eating is as American as (lots of) apple pie. What does it take to be competitive in the world of competitive eating?

06/18/2012

Joey Chestnut (AP Photo/John Minchillo)/Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Joey Chestnut, Sonya Thomas Win The Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Competition

They are the chompions: Joey “Jaws” Chestnut and Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas scarfed down more than 100 dogs between them to become top dogs at the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Competition on Coney Island.

07/04/2011

Takeru Kobayashi attempts to break the record for eating a 12" pizza in Brooklyn. Kobayashi finished in 2 minutes, 3 seconds - but it wasn't enough to beat the record of 1 minute, 47 seconds. (Credit: Terry Sheridan/1010 WINS)

Kobayashi Fails To Capture Pizza-Eating Record In Brooklyn

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

11/13/2010

AP Photo/Seth Wenig

Eating Champ Kobayashi No Longer In Hot Water

Japanese gluttony champion Takeru Kobayashi is getting out of hot water following his arrest over a Fourth of July frank fracas.

1010 WINS–08/05/2010