Monday, July 03, 2006
The World's Greatest Athlete?
One the most debated question in all of sports is, "Who's the world's greatest athlete?". I think we can finally end this silly debate, the world's greatest athlete is none other than competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi. Kobayashi is the five time defending champion in in the sport's most prestigious event, the annual "Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest". In 2004 he broke his world record by consuming 53.5 hot dogs in 12 minutes. In addition to hot dogs he also holds world records in cow brains, rice balls and krystal hamburgers. He is currently the number one ranked competitive eater in the world. Tommorrow he will defend his hot dog eating crown against a field that includes upstart American Joey Chestnutt and I believe in the end he will win the title for the sixth consecutive time, further solidifying his status as the "world's greatest athlete".