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2011-06-27 13:17:00

CINCINNATI, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pepto-Bismol announced today that for the second year in a row, Independence Day is marked by red, white and ... PINK? In an act of true gastro-patriotism, Pepto-Bismol has decided to be the stomach-remedy sponsor of the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest for the second year in a row. To make this contest a celebration to remember, Pepto-Bismol has enlisted the help of grill master and celebrity Nick Cannon to...

2011-01-19 09:00:00

RICHARDSON, Texas, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's top athletes will descend on Dallas on Tuesday, February 1, to compete in one of the year's biggest sporting events: The Wingstop World Wing-Eating Championship. The winner of the 12-minute all-you-can-eat event will take home the lion's share of a $10,000 cash purse. The number-one-ranked eater in the world, Joey Chestnut, will compete in the event. Chestnut, who has consumed 182 wings in 30 minutes in competition, won his...

2009-07-04 14:17:42

Defending Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest champion Joey Chestnut says he practiced hard to successfully retain his crown Saturday in New York. The 25-year-old told the New York Daily News he went into the annual Fourth of July competition in Coney Island confident he would repeat as the hot dog-eating champion of the world. I've been practicing hard, Chestnut said wolfing down a personal high with 68 hot dogs. I knew it would be hard to beat me. Chestnut said despite going against six-time...

2008-07-08 06:00:05

By Ken Hoffman, Houston Chronicle Jul. 8--There's a ton more fun to the July 4th Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest than you see on ESPN. Like Kobayashi puking ... through his nose ... after losing the first-ever, sudden death, five-frankfurter eat-off to decide the championship last week. I was a judge at this year's hot-dog-eating contest, the crown jewel of the International Federation of Competitive Eating circuit. I was standing in the spray zone, directly in front of the...

2008-07-08 00:00:04

By Adam Goldman NEW YORK - Joey Chestnut reclaimed the top spot at the annual hot dog eating contest in Coney Island on Friday after first tying with archrival Takeru Kobayashi in a 10-minute chow-down and then beating him in a five-dog eat-off. The men tied at 59 frankfurters in 10 minutes, before being made to gobble another five dogs in a last-minute tiebreaker. They consumed 64 hot dogs total and were looking quite peaked after the competition. Kobayashi had hoped to reclaim the...

2008-07-06 15:00:04

By SARA KUGLER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK He's suddenly the hot dog underdog. World renowned competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi is aiming to chomp his way back to the top of the annual Fourth of July hot dog eating competition on Coney Island after a disappointing three-dog loss last year snapped his six-year winning streak. And this year it's going to be even harder organizers said two full minutes would be shaved from regulation time after it was recently revealed that the...

2008-07-05 12:00:05

NEW YORK (AP) -- Joey Chestnut achieved frankfurter immortality Friday, outdueling his celebrated Japanese rival in an epic hot-dog eating contest that pushed both of the gluttonous gladiators to the brink. In a seesaw struggle, Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi each consumed an eye-popping 59 hot dogs in 10 minutes, forcing an unprecedented showdown that tested the very depths of their distended stomachs. Under the glare of ESPN and facing a boisterous and sweaty crowd of thousands on Coney...


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