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    Former hot-dog-chomping champ hungry for new title

    NEW YORK - He's gone from hot-dog top dog to underdog. 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 shattered his six-year winning streak.

    And setting any records this year is going to be even harder, after organizers shaved two minutes from regulation time after it was recently revealed that the original competition in 1916 was just 10 minutes long, instead of the 12-minute limit used in recent years.

    Richard Shea, one of the founders of the International Federation of Competitive Eating, said organizers of the Coney Island showdown discovered the timing discrepancy in a pamphlet from around the time of the earliest contest.............
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080704/ap_on_fe_st/odd_frank_fight;_ylt=AvFZoxOY7ZMlkYYSOczMCCcsQE4F

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    Re: Former hot-dog-chomping champ hungry for new title

    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    NEW YORK - He's gone from hot-dog top dog to underdog. 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 shattered his six-year winning streak.

    And setting any records this year is going to be even harder, after organizers shaved two minutes from regulation time after it was recently revealed that the original competition in 1916 was just 10 minutes long, instead of the 12-minute limit used in recent years.

    Richard Shea, one of the founders of the International Federation of Competitive Eating, said organizers of the Coney Island showdown discovered the timing discrepancy in a pamphlet from around the time of the earliest contest.............
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080704/ap_on_fe_st/odd_frank_fight;_ylt=AvFZoxOY7ZMlkYYSOczMCCcsQE4F
    What is the over/under on him puking again this year?

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    Re: Former hot-dog-chomping champ hungry for new title

    Chestnut wins hot dog contest after eat-off

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080704/ap_on_fe_st/odd_frank_fight

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