Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Runner Up In Hamburger Eating Contest Hungry For More

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The world’s second best hamburger eating champion is ready to take a bite out of No. 1.

Joey Chestnut – a six-foot, 225-pound engineering student at San Jose State University – gave the current champ, Japanese-born Takeru Kobayashi a run for his money, at the Krystal Square Off World Hamburger Eating Contest in Chattanooga, Tenn., over the weekend.

Chestnut polished off 60 burgers and says he could have beaten Kobayashi if he had not failed to moisten his buns with water in the last minute of competition.

He vows not to make the same mistake when he faces Kobayashi next year at the Fourth of July hot dog eating competition on Coney Island, New York.

Until then, Chestnut will compete in the Thanksgiving Invitational in New York today (Nov. 23) where he’ll have 12 minutes to eat a 10-pound turkey.

Chestnut says he did a practice run Sunday (Nov. 20) night by eating a whole chicken in two minutes.

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