The 2011 Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest on Monday was widely seen as something of a draw between reigning champion Joey Chestnut and Japanese phenom Kobayashi. 2001-2006 — Breaks his own record three times, and demoralizes Nathan’s competition six … Takeru Kobayashi, the diminutive competitive eater with the big appetite, once again has proven that size is not everything when he set a new world record by wolfing down 110 hot dogs - … Kobayashi, of Nagano, Japan -- 23 years old and weighing in at 131 pounds -- defeated fellow Japanese competitor Arai Saitama, who placed second by eating 31 hot dogs, also breaking the record … The catch: Kobayashi set the mark at a rooftop bar, not at the Nathan’s event, which he was banned from. Kobayashi not only far suprassed Chestnut’s performance at Coney Island, but he also beat Chestnut’s world record: by a mere single hot dog and bun. Kobayashi’s performance was a double whammy for Chestnut. Takeru Kobayashi (小林 尊, Kobayashi Takeru, born March 15, 1978) is a Japanese competitive eater.He holds many records, including fifteen Guinness World Records, for eating hot dogs, meatballs, Twinkies, tacos, hamburgers, pizza, ice cream, and pasta.. 2001 — As a competitive eating rookie, Kobi doubles the former Nathan’s Coney Island hot dog-eating record by wolfing down 50 hot dogs and buns in just 12 minutes. In 2011, Kobayashi once again set a world record with 69 nice hot dogs consumed, “beating out” Chestnut by one dog. Joey Chestnut eclipsed his own world record Saturday, winning his 13th title in the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. In 2011, Kobayashi once again set a world record with 69 nice hot dogs consumed, "beating out" Chestnut by one dog. But the latter supposedly set a new world record for most hot dogs eaten in 10 minutes by eating 69 frankfurters at … The following year, he successfully defended his title by winning a 5 hot dog eat-off after tying Kobayashi in consuming 59 HDB in 10 minutes. 1978 — Takeru Kobayashi is born. (Video Link) If you keep up with the riveting world of competitive eating contests, then you have probably heard that hot-dog-munching legend Takeru Kobayashi once again refused to eat in the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest due to a contractual dispute. The former won the contest for the third year in a row, eating 61 hot dogs in 10 minutes. But it now seems that the man counting at the Kobayashi event may have lost track of his dogs. Kobayashi was unbeatable for six years, until Chestnut, a civil engineer from Vallejo, Calif., defeated him in 2007, gulping down 66 hot dogs to Kobayashi’s 63. Chestnut downed 75 frankfurters to beat his 2018 mark of 74.. On July 4, 2007, Chestnut won the 92nd Annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, beating six-time defending champion Takeru "Tsunami" Kobayashi by consuming 66 hot dogs and buns (HDB) in 12 minutes, which improved the world record. The Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island has become appointment viewing over the last decade, largely thanks to the dominance of Takeru Kobayashi and Joey Chestnut. Kobayashi’s record was officiated by two ordained judges, so it was legitimate.