RELISHING THE MOMENT
Last summer at the Nathans Famous Hot Dog-Eating Contest, Californian Joey Chestnut made history, and Americans proud (at least those of us who cared enough to pay attention), by stealing the Mustard Yellow Belt from six-time champion Takeru Kobayashi. To add insult to injury, Chestnut even hit a new world record by chomping down 66 dogs and buns in 12 minutes, beating his nemesis (who claimed to have a jaw injury) by three weiners. Well, that was then. Now its time for a rematch. Be afraid, Chestnut fansKobayashis stomach rumbles with hot-dog fury! And with an anticipated turnout of more than 40,000 spectators, you better believe hes going to have his buns in order this time.
Fri., July 4, noon, 2008
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