Blog: Glamorising gluttony

Catherine Sleep | 5 July 2004

"I think he has proven, once again, that he is one of the finest athletes of any sport in the world." Who are we talking about? Roger Federer? Angelos Charisteas? Er, no.

The quote refers to Takeru Kobayashi, world speed-eating champion. His latest feat is to swallow 53 and a half hot dogs, and their accompanying buns, in just 12 minutes. The hot dog competition has been running at New York’s Coney island since 1916 and is a highlight of the annual calendar of the International Federation of Competitive Eating.

Call me a killjoy but perhaps it’s time to call it a day. Glamorising overeating is just soooo last millennium.

Japan speed-eater gobbles title


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