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July 4, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Joey Chestnut, the California king of eating contests, has won the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest for an unprecedented seventh year in a row by finishing off a record 69 wieners and buns in 10 minutes on Thursday at Coney Island, N.Y. The 29-year-old from San Jose had set the record with 68 hot dogs in 2009 and tied it last year. You can see his technique in ESPN's Sports Science video above. Chestnut eclipsed the record of six victories by former rival Takeru Kobayashi.
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November 19, 2013 | By Austin Knoblauch
He might not be a threat to Joey Chestnut or Takeru Kobayashi , but Mississippi State football Coach Dan Mullen has the technique and grace of the world's top competitive eaters. Mullen displayed his gastrointestinal-challenging capabilities during Mississippi State's annual chicken-wing-eating contest Monday at a Buffalo Wild Wings outlet in Starkville, Miss. Mullen, 40, downed 15 chicken wings in three minutes using the very reliable dip-and-strip method. Suffice it to say, he successfully defended his wing-eating title even though he reportedly ate 24 in five minutes last year.
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September 4, 2006 | John M. Glionna, Times Staff Writer
As the curious crowd counted down -- "four, three, two, one!" -- Joey Chestnut hovered over a plate of lukewarm Japanese gyoza dumplings. Flanked by a dozen other "gurgitators" in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo, he gritted his teeth and readied himself.
HOME & GARDEN
August 23, 2013 | Chris Erskine
Love lettuce wraps. Love burritos. Love the crumbs you clean from the toaster just before it's about to catch fire. So when it comes to food, I am not picky. I bust my tail - in the pool, on the trails - six days a week just to be able to eat everything within view. Otherwise I would have the same circumference as the late James Gandolfini. As Mark Twain said, "Go to heaven for the climate, hell for the company. " Pick your reason, the 21st century will go down as one of extremism.
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May 31, 2009 | Raja Abdulrahim
It was billed by Major League Eating organizers as a make-or-break moment for one of their biggest stars. Passersby just saw two guys quickly gobbling lots of giant calzones. Six-time world champion Takeru Kobayashi of Tokyo faced current No. 1 ranked Joey Chestnut of San Jose on Saturday in Culver City in what was characterized as a chance for Kobayashi to show he's still a stomach to contend with. Kobayashi, 31, won by downing almost six calzones in six minutes, a feat he accomplished by taking several mouthfuls of calzone between gulps of water.
SPORTS
November 19, 2013 | By Austin Knoblauch
He might not be a threat to Joey Chestnut or Takeru Kobayashi , but Mississippi State football Coach Dan Mullen has the technique and grace of the world's top competitive eaters. Mullen displayed his gastrointestinal-challenging capabilities during Mississippi State's annual chicken-wing-eating contest Monday at a Buffalo Wild Wings outlet in Starkville, Miss. Mullen, 40, downed 15 chicken wings in three minutes using the very reliable dip-and-strip method. Suffice it to say, he successfully defended his wing-eating title even though he reportedly ate 24 in five minutes last year.
HOME & GARDEN
August 23, 2013 | Chris Erskine
Love lettuce wraps. Love burritos. Love the crumbs you clean from the toaster just before it's about to catch fire. So when it comes to food, I am not picky. I bust my tail - in the pool, on the trails - six days a week just to be able to eat everything within view. Otherwise I would have the same circumference as the late James Gandolfini. As Mark Twain said, "Go to heaven for the climate, hell for the company. " Pick your reason, the 21st century will go down as one of extremism.
SPORTS
July 7, 2009 | Mike Penner
Is Roger Federer the greatest tennis player of all time? Sunday's victory over Andy Roddick for his 15th Grand Slam title should have clinched it, but if you search long and hard enough, you will find a dissenter. Writing for the website WAtoday.com.au, an online newspaper that focuses on coverage of news in Western Australia, Davin Scargetta disputes the notion of Federer as best ever, citing his 7-13 record against Rafael Nadal.
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August 18, 2011 | By Dima Alzayat, Los Angeles Times
America has long been fascinated by eating contests, memorialized in our cultural memory as long tables of men and women diving face-first into a cherry pie at the county fair. And we have seen it change, watching in disgust and curiosity as the superhuman scarf down several pounds of chicken wings and inhale dozens of hot dogs, seemingly defying everything we know about the limits of human digestion. But as with all things American, the best way to kick up an old tradition is to add a little ethnic flavor.
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August 6, 2011 | Bill Plaschke
It's a Saturday morning in a quaint and sunny corner of Orange County, and I'm sitting down with Damon Wells for a purse-sized omelet breakfast of champions. Thirty seconds later — thirty grunting and messy seconds — breakfast is over. "I'm still hungry," he says, patting his taut midsection. "I'm always hungry. " You want an athlete with fire in his belly? This guy once competitively ate 19 burritos in 10 minutes. "You're either completely sickened by it or completely intrigued by it," he says.
SPORTS
July 4, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Joey Chestnut, the California king of eating contests, has won the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest for an unprecedented seventh year in a row by finishing off a record 69 wieners and buns in 10 minutes on Thursday at Coney Island, N.Y. The 29-year-old from San Jose had set the record with 68 hot dogs in 2009 and tied it last year. You can see his technique in ESPN's Sports Science video above. Chestnut eclipsed the record of six victories by former rival Takeru Kobayashi.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 18, 2011 | By Dima Alzayat, Los Angeles Times
America has long been fascinated by eating contests, memorialized in our cultural memory as long tables of men and women diving face-first into a cherry pie at the county fair. And we have seen it change, watching in disgust and curiosity as the superhuman scarf down several pounds of chicken wings and inhale dozens of hot dogs, seemingly defying everything we know about the limits of human digestion. But as with all things American, the best way to kick up an old tradition is to add a little ethnic flavor.
SPORTS
August 6, 2011 | Bill Plaschke
It's a Saturday morning in a quaint and sunny corner of Orange County, and I'm sitting down with Damon Wells for a purse-sized omelet breakfast of champions. Thirty seconds later — thirty grunting and messy seconds — breakfast is over. "I'm still hungry," he says, patting his taut midsection. "I'm always hungry. " You want an athlete with fire in his belly? This guy once competitively ate 19 burritos in 10 minutes. "You're either completely sickened by it or completely intrigued by it," he says.
SPORTS
July 7, 2009 | Mike Penner
Is Roger Federer the greatest tennis player of all time? Sunday's victory over Andy Roddick for his 15th Grand Slam title should have clinched it, but if you search long and hard enough, you will find a dissenter. Writing for the website WAtoday.com.au, an online newspaper that focuses on coverage of news in Western Australia, Davin Scargetta disputes the notion of Federer as best ever, citing his 7-13 record against Rafael Nadal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 2009 | Raja Abdulrahim
It was billed by Major League Eating organizers as a make-or-break moment for one of their biggest stars. Passersby just saw two guys quickly gobbling lots of giant calzones. Six-time world champion Takeru Kobayashi of Tokyo faced current No. 1 ranked Joey Chestnut of San Jose on Saturday in Culver City in what was characterized as a chance for Kobayashi to show he's still a stomach to contend with. Kobayashi, 31, won by downing almost six calzones in six minutes, a feat he accomplished by taking several mouthfuls of calzone between gulps of water.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 2006 | John M. Glionna, Times Staff Writer
As the curious crowd counted down -- "four, three, two, one!" -- Joey Chestnut hovered over a plate of lukewarm Japanese gyoza dumplings. Flanked by a dozen other "gurgitators" in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo, he gritted his teeth and readied himself.
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July 4, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
They stood toe to toe, eye to eye, and -- most importantly -- jaw to jaw. Six-time defending champion Takeru Kobayashi joined favorite Joey Chestnut at a weigh-in before the hot-dog-eating showdown today on Coney Island. The Japanese title-holder declared himself ready to gorge. The two are among 17 contestants in the hot dog eat-off.
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June 3, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A California man smashed the world record for hot dog eating, gobbling more than 59 franks in 12 minutes. Joey Chestnut, 23, of San Jose shattered the record held by Takeru Kobayashi of Japan by downing 59 1/2 -- with buns -- at the Southwest Regional Hot Dog Eating Championship in Tempe, Ariz. The old record was 53 3/4.
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