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Joey Chestnut at Wing Bowl 2008

World's No. 1 Competitive Eater

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By beating six-time hot dog champ Takeru Kobayashi of Japan, Joey "Jaws" Chestnut is the biggest star of competitive eating.
Competitive eating legend Joey Chestnut at the  2008 Philadelphia Wing Bowl.

Joey Chestnut at the 2008 Philadelphia Wing Bowl.

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At the 2007 Nathan's Coney Island hot dog championship, Chesnut, a 230-lb. San Jose resident, inhaled an eye-popping 66 hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes -- a new world's record. The No. 1 ranked eater, born on Nov. 25, 1983, holds more records than you can shake a fork at. They include: Fried asparagus (8.6 pounds in 10 minutes); chicken Wings (241 wings at Philadelphia Wing Bowl; and grilled cheese sandwiches (47 grilled cheese sandwiches in 10 Minutes)

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