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BATTLE FOR THE AGES: CHESTNUT DEVOURS KOBAYASHI IN OVERTIME THRILLER

July 4, 2008

TAKERU KOBAYASHI AND JOEY CHESTNUT GO MOUTH TO MOUTH

In an epic July 4th battle, American competitive eater Joey Chestnut defeated Kobayashi in the Nathan’s hot dog eating contest at Coney Island. Chestnut had to go overtime to win the grueling mouth-to-mouth competition.

The two were tied at the end of regulation, both having devoured 59 hot dogs in ten minutes. Kobayashi (a six time winner of the Nathan’s event) took the early lead by stuffing down 10 dogs in the first minute but was caught by Chestnut down the stretch. 25,000 people jammed the streets of Brooklyn to watch the event.

Chestnut dominated Kobayashi in the overtime eat-off winning the coveted Yellow Mustard Belt.