Hot Dog Drama!

Congrats to Takeru Kobayashi, who broke a world record yesterday by wolfing down 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes 

There's a catch, though: it was an unofficial record, as Kobayashi has been banned from competing because  he won't sign an exclusive contract with Major League Eating. 

So, while the rest of the pro weiner scarfers competed yesterday at the annual Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, Kobayashi ate his franks solo on a Manhattan high-rise rooftop. 

At the Coney Island event, Kobayashi's rival, Joey "Jaws" Chestnut won his fifth straight victory in the 10-minute contest, eating 62 dogs, six short of his 2009 world record.



Posted on July 4, 2011 and filed under News, NYC, Videos.